The White House officially notified Congress of its air strike on Iranian military general Qasem Soleimani Saturday, which was two days after the attack took place outside the Baghdad International Airport.
The notification is classified and is likely to explain why President Donald Trump took action against Soleimani, a terrorist leader whose attacks have killed hundreds of Americans.
Some on the left have said that Trump needed to get congressional approval for the strike, but presidents are allowed to take action when there is an imminent threat to American lives.
Officials in Trump’s adminstration have said that Soleimani was planning an “imminent” attack that could have killed over one hundred Americans in the Middle East.
Iran has vowed “severe retaliation” for the attack.
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