by Kyle Becker at The Politics Brief
President Joe Biden has not contacted the Gold Star families who lost military servicemembers to a drone attack, according to a new report.
Three U.S. serviceman killed in Jordan on Sunday as the result of a drone attack , reportedly misidentified as an enemy drone, were identified by name on Monday.
American air defense systems failed to intercept an attack drone that killed three U.S. troops in Jordan because the incoming aircraft was mistaken for a friendly drone returning to the base, two officials said Monday. https://t.co/HFp6pGkW8f
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Sgt. William Rivers, Spc. Kennedy Sanders, and Spc. Breonna Moffett of the 18th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, Fort Moore, Georgia, were killed in a drone assault on Sunday, according to a Pentagon statement released Monday.
The Pentagon said that Rivers, 46, was from Carrollton, Georgia; Sanders, 24, was from Waycross, Georgia; and Moffett, 23, was from Savannah, Georgia. The three soldiers were killed on Sunday when a suicide drone launched by an Iranian-backed terrorist group exploded near the living quarters of the Tower 22 installation near the Syrian border, marking the first deaths in hundreds of assaults on US personnel in recent months.
They “died” on January 28, 2024, in Jordan, when a one-way unmanned aerial system struck their container dwelling units.
Eight personnel were medically evacuated,…Continue Reading