Green Zone

Baghdad Attacked while Biden Visits

Not everyone was lining up to greet Joe Biden when he visited Baghdad on Tuesday: The Green Zone was hit by four mortar shells during Biden’s surprise visit. They came from across the river, on the east bank of the Tigris, and at least one explosion was audible. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The trip is Biden’s third this year—the same number of trips, Jason Zengerle points out, that Dick Cheney made during his entire vice presidency.