US Troops on Standby to Assist Diplomats Amid Ongoing Sudan Conflict
Tuesday May 23, 2023
The big picture: As the conflict in Sudan continues, the US military has successfully evacuated the US Embassy in Khartoum, with around 100 special operations forces transporting 70 embassy staff members to safety. The situation in Sudan remains volatile, with over 450 people killed and 4,000 wounded so far, according to the Department of Defense.
What’s next: The US Africa Command and the Department of Defense will continue to work closely with the State Department to assist American citizens wishing to leave Sudan. This includes providing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities, as well as positioning naval assets off the coast of Sudan if needed.
What we’re watching: The USS Truxton and USS Puller will soon join forces off the coast of Port Sudan to provide support for the State Department’s efforts, while Africa Command has established a deconfliction cell in Stuttgart, Germany, to coordinate flights and communication among allies and partners.
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