The United States has announced plans to deploy 2,000 military personnel to the Middle East. This move comes amid the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
While US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that the deployment aims to enable the US “to respond more quickly” to crises, the White House clarified that it has no intention of putting combat forces on the ground.
Another carrier might also be on the way, according to Israeli media. These deployments aim to deter further regional conflict escalation, a concern Lebanon cannot afford to overlook given its complex regional dynamics.