Iran launched at least a dozen missiles at Al Asad Air Base and a smaller air base in Erbil in retaliation for the killing of Iran's top military commander. Officials are assessing the damage now. There were no casualties, according to preliminary reports.
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, says he wants to hear what President Donald Trump's long-term strategy is. Coons says he hopes the president takes a collaborative approach.
There are two large runways and the base has its own power plant as well as a water purification and bottling facility.
The desert base has a 15-mile perimiter and is located about 100 miles west of Baghdad.
There's an indoor swimming pool, movie theater, a post office, and even a Burger King, Cinnabon and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The president and first lady visited the base on Dec. 26, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife visited the base just before Thanksgiving last year. Many celebrities have been there while visiting the troops.
Currently, the base houses Iraqi forces as well as coalition forces from the U.S. and Great Britian.