The second US Navy carrier group, led by the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), arrived in the Middle East
The United States has significantly strengthened its already weak forces in the Middle East, with a second carrier group led by the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) arriving in the region. This was announced yesterday by the US Central Command, which is responsible for operations in the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia.
The second aircraft carrier group arrived in the Middle East to strengthen American forces in the region. As stated in the Pentagon, the main task of the forces concentrated near Israel is to prevent interference in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by “third countries,” or simply put, Iran. At the same time, it is possible that the United States will continue to draw additional forces into the region.
- said the Central Command.
As noted, the AUG, in addition to the aircraft carrier itself, includes a missile cruiser and several destroyers. And in the eastern Mediterranean there is another aircraft carrier group led by the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). She arrived on the Israeli coast at the very beginning of the conflict.
Meanwhile, the United States itself once again stated that it does not intend to engage in hostilities, but opposes a long ceasefire in Gaza, believing that this will benefit Hamas. At the same time, Washington would like to take a humanitarian pause with a ceasefire in order to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. But Israel is categorically against it.
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