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US sends second aircraft carrier to Mediterranean to support Israel


Ahmed Alavi

Sunday, October 15, 2023 04:22 am

Amid the ongoing armed conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip, the United States has decided to send the aircraft carrier strike group USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to the eastern Mediterranean, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Sunday..

The US Central Command said on Tuesday that the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier strike group had arrived in the eastern Mediterranean to prevent a conflict between Israel and Hamas..

In a statement, Austin said, “I have begun moving the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group into the eastern Mediterranean. The USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group will join the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group earlier this month.” week“.

He added, “The strike group includes a guided missile cruiser as part of our efforts to deter hostile actions against Israel or to expand the scope of this war in the wake of Hamas attacks on Israel.” USS Philippine Sea (CG 58)and guided missile destroyers USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Mason (DDG 87)Carrier Air Wing 3, with nine aircraft squadrons and headquarters staff.

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