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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford Arrives in Region

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2023
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Andrew Vaughan/Associated Press

The U.S. carrier strike group sent toward Israel as a deterrent measure against hostile regional groups arrived Tuesday afternoon, the Pentagon announced. The USS Gerald R. Ford, an aircraft carrier, and its accompanying ships were operating in the Mediterranean when the Biden administration directed them toward the Middle East shortly after Hamas attacked Israel on Saturday.

“The arrival of these highly capable forces to the region is a strong signal of deterrence should any actor hostile to Israel consider trying to take advantage of this situation,” said Army Gen. Erik...

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