Tensions are escalating and there’s not telling what could happen.
Numerous U.S. military personnel have been reassigned to different locations globally or placed on standby for potential deployment.
According to Axios, following the recent attack on Israel, the Pentagon has been swiftly mobilizing substantial military resources to the Middle East.
Officials from the Pentagon have stated that the United States is intensifying its support to Israel, encompassing the provision of air defense systems and munitions.
A significant number of American ships and numerous aircraft are currently converging in the vicinity of Israel, including:
- Two aircraft carrier groups, namely the USS Gerald Ford and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, each comprising approximately 7,500 personnel.
- Two amphibious Navy vessels, equipped with a substantial contingent of Marines.
- An array of fighter jets such as F-35, F-15, F-16, and A-10, supplementing the existing aircraft in the region.
Moreover, the USS Carney intercepted three missiles over the Red Sea that were potentially targeted at locations in Israel, as confirmed by a Pentagon spokesperson.
In addition, U.S. special operations forces are providing planning and intelligence support to Israel.
A directive has been issued for 2,000 troops to prepare for possible deployment to the Middle East, although their primary roles are not expected to involve combat.
It has been reported that the White House has previously discussed the potential use of military force in the event that Lebanon-based Hezbollah initiates a new conflict, as first disclosed by Axios’ Barak Ravid.
Tensions persist between Israel and Hezbollah, which is supported by Iran, with frequent exchanges of hostilities occurring since the attack on October 7th.