"The president's view is that it was necessary, appropriate, and deliberate action", Psaki told reporters. "These strikes [were] designed to limit the risk of escalation".
Late Sunday, the Pentagon said that US military aircraft had struck facilities of KH and KSS in the Syrian-Iraqi border region in response to attacks against American interests in Iraq. According to Syrian state television, the airstrikes likely left a child killed and three people injured.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said earlier this day that the latest US airstrikes on the border between Iraq and Syria send a strong message to Iranian-backed militias that will hopefully be received.