Biden faces pivotal moment as he weighs retaliation for soldier deaths in Jordan drone strike
As early as tonight, President Joe Biden will authorise US military action in the Middle East.
It is likely to be one of the most consequential decisions of his presidency.
At stake, the credibility of American deterrence and the teetering stability of the region.
Ever since the game-changing Hamas attacks on Israel last October, this always volatile part of the world has seemed on the brink of a much larger conflict.
The American president will hope his choice in the coming hours will deter any such escalation. It may do the opposite.
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