Pentagon chief puts Iran on notice after Iraq rocket attack

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will respond as appropriate to a rocket attack last week on an airbase hosting U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.