Did Iran mean to kill Americans in its Iraq attack? The answer hints at how far Iran will go to challenge US - USA TODAY

Did Iran mean to kill Americans in its Iraq attack? The answer hints at how far Iran will go to challenge US  USA TODAYWhy Trump's changing Iran story is costing him support in Congress  CNNThe crisis between the US and...

Did Iran mean to kill Americans in its Iraq attack? The answer hints at how far Iran will go to challenge US - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – When President Donald Trump tweeted "All is Well!" Tuesday after Iran's missile attack on two U.S. air bases in Iraq, the danger of imminent war seemed to have passed.

No casualties. It was a warning shot, said a U.S. official after dawn broke Wednesday in the desert. Many outside national security experts agreed, saying they believed Iran took deliberate steps to avoid American casualties. And in a televised address, Trump spoke of "minimal damage" and "Iran standing down" in a relatively restrained retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's second-most powerful figure, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

But by dusk in Washington, the official assessment had darkened. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley became the first of several administration officials to assert Iran had indeed sought to kill U.S. soldiers and destroy vehicles and warplanes.

Did Iran mean to kill Americans in its Iraq attack? The answer hints at how far Iran will go to challenge US  USA TODAY

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