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The US sent the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford to the eastern Mediterranean to protect Israel

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The US forces are facing danger as they bring the aircraft carrier strike group closer to Israel amid escalating conflicts in the region. The deployment of the USS Gerald R. Ford strike group is a measure by the US to deter and protect Israel from armed groups like Hamas. It sends a clear message to any other armed organization intending to attack Israel. However, moving through the dangerous waters could pose a threat from Hezbollah, a non-state armed group heavily armed and backed by Iran.

A US defense official also warned that Hezbollah should not open a second front in the context of Israel’s conflict with Hamas. The deployment of the aircraft carrier strike group by the US is a commitment to support Israel’s defense and a warning to armed groups supported by Iran.

The repositioning of US forces in the region comes a day after Hamas launched a large-scale surprise attack against Israel, resulting in the deaths of over 1,000 people and injuries to more than 2,000 others. The Israeli Defense Force responded with a large-scale bombing campaign targeting Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip and mobilized hundreds of thousands of soldiers and heavy armored vehicles in preparation for a major offensive.

The USS Gerald R. Ford is the most advanced aircraft carrier in the US Navy. These powerful warships have long been used by the US to showcase military strength and serve as a deterrent.

It is currently unclear exactly where the US aircraft carrier strike group will be deployed, but an Israeli Defense Force spokesperson stated that the message behind the deployment of US forces to the coast of Israel is for any other militant group planning an attack on Israel to reconsider their efforts.

“What the US wants to convey, to all other armed groups in the area – and those behind them in Tehran, their Iranian bosses – if you think this is a good time to engage and attack Israel from different fronts, think again. That is the message from the US, and it is a message that we fully support,” declared the spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Force.

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