The Pentagon sends a second carrier group to the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel
The United States will send a second aircraft carrier to help Israel, the Wall Street Journal writes about this, citing statements by Pentagon representatives.
According to the publication, the US Navy command is considering the possibility of deploying a second aircraft carrier off the coast of Israel, which will arrive a few days after the first carrier group. Now the first AUG, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), is moving towards Israel; its arrival is expected in two weeks.
Following the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) is the second AUG, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). It is currently unknown whether the second carrier group will replace the first, or whether they will remain in the Mediterranean together. So far the Pentagon has not made a decision.
- said the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, the day before.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that sending a second US Navy aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean could lead to an escalation of the conflict. According to him, the behavior of the Americans does not correspond to partnership relations; the US military recently shot down a Turkish drone over Syria.
- said Erdogan.
- US Navy
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