Pentagon Considers Deploying Marine Regiment to Middle East as Israel-Hamas War Rages

Posted on AllSides November 17th, 2023
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U.S. Marine Corps/Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey Cordero

The Defense Department is considering deploying additional U.S. Marines to the Middle East — potentially adding to the substantial American military assets sent to the region since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.

The Pentagon is weighing whether to send “prepare to deploy” orders to a Marine regiment, multiple U.S. military sources told The Messenger. 

If activated, the troops would need to be ready to deploy within 72 hours of receiving the notice, the U.S. military officials said, who asked not to be named due to Defense Department media regulations.

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