US still wary of Iranian threat
U.S. commander says American forces face 'imminent' threat from IranThere have also been probes of US bases in the region by Iranian drones. The Iraqis have responded to US concerns and are stepping up defenses and supporting US troops.
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie says he believes the Iranians or their proxies may orchestrate an attack at any moment.
The intelligence shows that an Iranian official discussed activating Iranian-backed groups to target Americans, but did not mention targeting the militaries of other nations, the officials said.
Among the specific threats the U.S. military is now tracking, officials say, are possible missile attacks by Iranian dhows, or small ships, in the Persian Gulf and region; attacks in Iraq by Iranian-trained Shiite militia groups; and attacks against U.S. ships and against Saudi Arabia by the Houthi rebels in Yemen.