(RightIsRight.co) – The United States has placed a substantial number of troops on high alert and has delivered orders to those troops, signaling its readiness for deployment to aid its ally, Israel, in war.
According to officials, these troops won’t be engaged in direct combat if deployed.
An inside source disclosed to Fox News that the directive was clear: troops should be prepared for deployment to the Eastern Mediterranean, ready to move out within 24 hours of receiving the official order.
The intended role of these troops isn’t combat; instead, they’re set to offer advisory and medical support to Israeli forces.
This move is distinct from other U.S. military strategies in the area, such as the positioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower strike groups in the Mediterranean, which typically serve as a deterrent to potential adversaries.
The recent order seems to lean more towards a hands-on approach, directly assisting Israel in its defense, should the need arise. To put the numbers into perspective, Fox News confirmed that 2,000 U.S. troops received notifications, ensuring they are on standby and ready to move within the specified 24-hour timeframe.
The backdrop to this decision is notable: a specialized Marine Corps unit engaged in exercises scheduled to run through October 22 ended their operations earlier than planned. This decision was prompted by “emerging events.” These Marines, similar to the troops on standby, are slated for advisory and medical roles rather than direct combat.
John Kirby, the White House National Security Council spokesman, highlighted the strategic positioning of these naval forces. He mentioned that the Eisenhower strike group and its accompanying vessels were navigating to the region primarily for deterrence.
In light of the recent terrorist attack on Israel by Iran-backed Hamas on October 7, the U.S. has been unequivocal. Biden has declared, “We must be crystal clear: We stand with Israel. We stand with Israel. And we will make sure Israel has what it needs to take care of its citizens, defend itself and respond to this attack.”