Pentagon Bolsters Middle East Presence Amid Iranian Proxy Threats
Friday October 27, 2023
The big picture: The U.S. is increasing its military presence in the Middle East in response to escalating tensions. Militias backed by Iran have been launching repeated attacks on U.S. forces, following the Hamas attack on Israel, according to the Department of Defense Newsroom.
What’s next: The F-16 squadron from the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 119th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is the latest to be deployed, with other units on standby.
Between the lines: This isn’t just about retaliation. The U.S. is sending a clear message to regional powers: don’t exploit the situation.
The backstory: The Hamas attack on Israel has seen a subsequent increase in Iranian proxy activity against U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.
Zoom in: The U.S. has been supplying Israel with precision munitions, Iron Dome interceptors, and other equipment. Advisors are also being provided to reduce civilian casualties.
Zoom out: The broader goal is to prevent the current tensions from turning into a full-blown regional conflict.
Why it matters: A broader conflict could have devastating consequences for the region and potentially draw in major global powers.
By the numbers: Since October 7th, U.S. forces have been attacked on over a dozen occasions by Iranian-backed militias.
What we’re hearing: Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder emphasized America’s commitment to Israel’s security and warned against further escalation.
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