Jake Sullivan claims Biden’s response in Middle East is meant to ‘prevent war’

National security adviser Jake Sullivan claimed the three recent strikes across Syria, Yemen, and Iraq are examples of the president’s attempt to “prevent war.”

Sullivan appeared on State of the Union on Sunday, commenting on President Joe Biden’s order of three strikes within a 24-hour period. The strikes were in response to the over 150 attacks on the United States military in these areas since Oct. 7. Most recently, three service members were killed in an attack on the border of Syria and Iraq.

“The president approached this with a straightforward principle which is the United States will step up and respond when our forces are attacked. The United States is not looking for a wider war in the Middle East. We are not looking to take the United States to war,” Sullivan said. “Past presidents have
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