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Less than one month into his presidency, Joe Biden ordered an airstrike on Eastern Syria, killing 22.

U.S. airstrikes targeted Iran-backed bases in Syria, the Pentagon announced late Thursday.

According to the Associated Press, the airstrikes were "recommended" to Biden by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

"I'm confident in the target that we went after, we know what we hit," Austin told reporters on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

The news struck fear into the hearts of many Americans who enjoyed four war-free years under former President Donald Trump.

Even before the airstrikes in Syria, dozens of Democrats pressured Biden to give up his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons as commander in chief.

All presidents have the sole authority to launch nuclear weapons, but Biden's own party wants him to give up that authority.

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Democrat-Calif., said Monday in a tweet that he is "calling on" Biden "to install checks [and] balances in our nuclear command-and-control structure."

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The briefcase containing the nuclear codes -- dubbed the "nuclear football" -- was not handed off to Biden by his predecessor, Trump, as per tradition, since Trump declined to attend Biden's inauguration in January.

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi previously expressed concern over the nuclear codes when Republican President Donald Trump was in office.

But this time she is asking Biden to relinquish the nuclear codes, presumably due to his declining mental status.

"While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so," wrote Panetta in his letter. "The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war. Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes."

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is charging President Donald Trump with a war crime for killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, who is responsible for the murders of hundreds of Americans.

In a letter sent to her Democrat colleagues in the House of Representatives late Sunday, Pelosi said she is drafting a "War Powers Resolution" that charges Trump with a war crime under international law.

Pelosi claims the death of Soleimani was "provocative and disproportionate."

The letter further claims that Trump's military action amounts to a war crime because he did not have Congressional approval to go after an Iranian government official on foreign soil.

Soleimani was a military commander, not a government official.

Soleimani was among 10 Iranians killed in a surgical drone strike at the Baghdad Airport on the night of Jan. 3. He was 62.

Pelosi's War Resolution would limit Trump's military powers and prevent him from taking any more military action against Iran.

Pelosi's letter is considered America's "pre-emptive surrender to Iran."

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Drone attacks on an oil field in Saudi Arabia sparked fears of gas stations running dry and long lines similar to the gas shortages in America 4 decades ago.

According to published reports, multiple drones bombed an oil field in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

In response to the attacks, Saudi Arabia shut down half of its oil production - a move that could cause massive outages at gas stations in America.

Saudi defenses were unable to stop the wave of remote-controlled drones that dropped bombs on the oil fields, threatening the global crude oil supply.

Experts say the Saudis should've been prepared for such an attack in this day and age.

"Flying a drone, that puts a new spin on things," security consultant Jeffrey Price told Yahoo News in an email. "It enables attacks that previously weren't able to be conducted with that level of stealth and detachment from the attacker."

"The bottom line is that we are likely to see many more of these sorts of attacks, and in particular, coordinated attacks on multiple targets are likely, possibly in tandem with a cyber attack component," said Milena Rodban, an independent risk consultant, in an email to Yahoo News.

Longer lines than usual formed at gas stations in Atlanta over the weekend, as wary older travelers recalled the nationwide gasoline shortage that crippled major cities and caused civil unrest in the 1970s.

Question: Did you fill up your gas tank this weekend?