HomeNews WireBREAKING: President Trump and Pentagon Respond to Iran's Attack on U.S. Military Bases Editor January 8, 2020 We were all wondering if Iran would be foolish enough to retaliate against the U.S. for killing their beloved terrorist tyrant military general. Well, they are that foolish and they did shoot back, launching 15 missiles at American bases in Iraq. Only 11 of them made it to their intended targets. So far things don't look too bad and we're currently unaware of any American casualties, let's hope that it stays that way. Now the question on everyone's mind is what are we going to do next in the game of political chess? Is the U.S. military is going to launch a strike back at Iran or are we going to let them slide with this one this time? President Trump tweeted, All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning. All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020 Jonathan Hoffman who is Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs issued a statement: At approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq. It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil. We are working on initial battle damage assessments. In recent days and in response to Iranian threats and actions, the Department of Defense has taken all appropriate measures to safeguard our personnel and partners. These bases have been on high alert due to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the region. As we evaluate the situation and our response, we will take all necessary measures to protect and defend U.S. personnel, partners, and allies in the region. Due to the dynamic nature of the situation, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.