The U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has announced the deployment of the Ford carrier strike group to the Eastern Mediterranean, primarily to assist Israel amidst its conflict with Hamas.
While the focus is on Israel, this move could have ripple effects in Lebanon, given the country’s proximity and complex regional dynamics. The conflict has already claimed over 1,000 lives, including Americans.
The deployment aims to deter further regional conflict escalation, a concern that Lebanon cannot afford to overlook.
Israel has officially declared war on Hamas, and the U.S. is ramping up its military support, which includes additional Air Force fighter aircraft and more military resources.