US CENTCOM has stated they are sending a carrier strike group to the Eastern Mediterranean in order to support Israel. The strike group, headed by the USS Gerald R. Ford, will contain a number of ships including some cruisers and destroyers.
"USCENTCOM stands firmly with our Israeli and regional partners to address the risks of any party seeking to expand the conflict," said General Michael
"Erik" Kurilla, Commander, U.S. Central Command.https://t.co/URHNRuPLkV pic.twitter.com/Dgclz8PuwC
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 8, 2023
The strike group is not being sent to participate in combat operations. It serves several purposes, however mostly it is as a show of force to dissuade any further parties that may wish to get involved. Additionally, the strike group will be working to prevent any further arms shipments from releasing Gaza, as well as it will be conducting surveillance.