Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley slammed President Joe Biden on Monday when she was asked about an ideal U.S. response to the attack on U.S. troops in northeast Jordan that killed three troops and injured up to 34.

Pointing out that the goal should be prevention of war, Haley said, “What makes me angry is my husband serving overseas. Military families want to know their loved ones are protected. Biden didn’t protect them and there have been 160 strikes. There shouldn’t have been one. There shouldn’t have been two. And you’ve got 160 and you’ve got dozens injured. We lost three heroes because Biden was scared of his own shadow. That’s the truth.”

When host Andrew Sorkin asked her what she meant and what Biden should have done, she responded that the U.S. should have responded to the first strike with a very strong attack.

“What they should be doing is going after every ounce of production of those missiles. Wherever those missiles are you take that out. You take out the training sites,” she said.

Sorkin asked the GOP presidential candidate if the need to retaliate is worth the risk of escalating a war. Co-host Becky Quick also chimed in to ask, “Does that mean striking Iran directly?”

In response, Haley said, “It means striking the resources that are allowing them to hurt our troops. That’s what you’re doing.”

“They’re backed by Iran. Iran is not declaring the shots, but Iran is training them; providing intelligence, they’re providing weapons,” Quick pointed, prompting Haley to say that terrorist organizations like Hamas, Hezbollah or Houthis would not exist without Iran.

When Quick claimed that striking Iran would escalate the war in a “big” way, Haley said that targeting the leaders behind the anti-U.S. attacks is the most effective way to ensure it does not happen again.

Citing former President Donald Trump’s assassination move against leading Iranian terrorist Qasem General Soleimani, the former U.N. ambassador said, “You go after wherever those missiles are, the production, wherever it is, in Iraq and Syria, you take that out. Wherever it is in Lebanon that they’re doing that, you take that out. You go after the leaders making the decisions. It’s not after Iran the country; it’s after the people who are making these decisions. When Soleimani was assassinated, it sent a chill up their spine… It took their breath out. You have to be strategic.”

She then clarified that making such a move would not be starting war but preventing war.