Thousands of U.S. Troops Told to Prepare for Deployment

In the last two weeks since the massive terrorist attacks against Israel, the Pentagon has scrambled military personnel all around the world and has even told some to prepare for deployment.

According to Axios, Pentagon officials have given the official reason as “surging support to Israel,” such as giving the country more air defense and munitions.

Currently, military aircraft and warships that have gathered in the Mediterranean Sea near Israel include: Two aircraft carrier groups, the USS Gerald Ford and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower; two amphibious Navy vessels; and F-35, F-15, F-16, and A-10 fighter jets. One other ship, the USS Carney, is in the area and intercepted three missiles over the Red Sea that had “potentially” been fired at Israel.

The U.S. has also sent special forces to Israel to assist with strategy and intelligence support. Overall, about 2,000 troops have been ordered to prepare for deployment to the Middle East, though the likelihood of them serving in actual combat roles is small, according to the Pentagon.

However, White House officials have also hinted at the possibility of using American military force in the event that the terrorist group Hezbollah attacks Israel from Lebanon, which is directly to the north of Israel.

Tensions have reached an all-time high in the region following the attacks against Israel, which were first carried out by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas on October 7th, killing 1,400 Israelis in one day. Fighting has continued raging in southern Israel, while Israel has launched retaliatory airstrikes against the Palestinian region of Gaza.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: NORTHERN GAZA - OCTOBER 15: Smoke rises from buildings, viewed from the Israeli side of the border, as the Israeli military conducts a bombardment on October 15, 2023 in northern Gaza. Israel has sealed off Gaza and launched sustained retaliatory air strikes, which have killed at least 1,400 people with more than 400,000 displaced, after a large-scale attack by Hamas. On October 7, the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel from Gaza by land, sea, and air, killing over 1,300 people and wounding around 2,800. Israeli soldiers and civilians have also been taken hostage by Hamas and moved into Gaza. The attack prompted a declaration of war by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the announcement of an emergency wartime government. (Photo by Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images)