- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 8, 2020

President Trump will address the nation at 11 a.m. in a televised address about Iran’s missile strikes, the White House said.

Mr. Trump will deliver his remarks from the Grand Foyer of the White House. Iran launched about 15 missiles Tuesday night at two military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed; there were no U.S. casualties.

The U.S. military has not responded to the attacks, which Iran said were in retaliation for the U.S. killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week in an airstrike in Iraq.

James Jay Carafano, a national security specialist at the Heritage Foundation, said it appears that Iran’s missile attack was a face-saving move and that the U.S. got the better result.

“Taking out the world’s most notorious terrorist seems like a fair trade for wasting 15 short-range ballistic missiles,” Mr. Carafano tweeted.



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