The Pentagon has chosen 2,000 US troops for possible deployment to non-combat roles in Israel’s war
By James Meyers
The Pentagon has reportedly selected 2,000 U.S. troops to be prepared for deployment to help Israel in the nation’s ongoing war with Hamas.
Officials stated the selected troops will not serve in a combat role, but would instead be assigned to “medical support or advisory duties.”
2,000 personnel are stationed in other regions of the Middle East and Europe as well. However, it has not yet been determined what needs to happen in order for the group to be deployed, the Journal reported.
The announcement comes after the Pentagon revealed a second aircraft carrier, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, will be placed in the eastern Mediterranean.
Meanwhile, Israel continues to send airstrikes into Gaza after Hamas launched a surprise terrorist attack on the Jewish State, killing over 1,200 Israelis.
President Joe Biden was set to deliver a speech in Colorado regarding “Bidenomics” on Monday, however, he met with officials to discuss the efforts on the war in Israel instead.
“This morning, President Biden and Vice President Harris were briefed by their national security team on the latest updates in the wake of Hamas’s abhorrent attack in Israel and the resulting conflict in Gaza,” said a White House official.
Sources told the news outlet Axios that while Iran does not want the conflict to escalate, it is prepared to intervene either directly or indirectly, with a possible military group in Syria or Lebanon.
Since the war began, Israel has called up around 360,000 reservists as it prepares for a ground invasion into Gaza.
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