PBS NewsHour

Why Trump's choice to hold back on Iran was about instincts

Clip: 06/21/2019 | 3m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

According to President Trump, the U.S. military was ready to launch an airstrike against Iran as a response to their shooting down an unmanned U.S. drone when he called it off. He laid out differing timelines for his decision-making, but Trump was consistent in attributing the attack's cancellation to his worry over potential Iranian casualties. Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor for more.

Aired: 06/21/19

Rating: NR

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