Pentagon Orders 2,000 Extra U.S. Troops to Be Able to Deploy to the Center East

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Protection Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered about 2,000 extra U.S. troops to arrange to deploy to the Center East in assist of Israel, the Pentagon stated on Tuesday, as Israeli forces put together to launch a floor invasion of the Gaza Strip.

The troops are at present stationed in the USA and different areas, together with Europe, a Pentagon official stated. If deployed, they might seemingly not serve in fight roles however would offer recommendation and medical assist to Israeli forces, the official added.

The Pentagon stated in an announcement that whereas a choice on whether or not to deploy the forces had not been made, Mr. Austin’s order to extend their readiness helps the Pentagon’s “capacity to reply rapidly to the evolving safety atmosphere within the Center East.”

On Monday, a U.S. official stated {that a} U.S. Marines fast response pressure, consisting of about 2,000 Marines and sailors, was crusing towards the japanese Mediterranean Sea.

Mr. Austin additionally prolonged the deployment of the plane provider Gerald R. Ford and its accompanying warships, now within the japanese Mediterranean Sea. The ships had been scheduled to return residence subsequent month after a six-month deployment. A second provider, the Dwight D. Eisenhower, is anticipated to reach within the area within the subsequent a number of days.