According to U.S. Central Command, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group arrived in the Middle East early on Sunday.
According to reports, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 is in charge of the strike group, which consists of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), the USS Mason (DDG 87), and the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 and its nine squadrons, along with the Information Warfare Commander.
To prevent Iran from creating a second front against Israel from Lebanon utilizing the Hezbollah terror organization and its missile arsenal, the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower and its supporting forces joined the U.S.S. Ford in the eastern Mediterranean.
In addition, CENTCOM (United States Central Command) made the unusual move of announcing, via X, that an Ohio-class sub had reached its seas on Sunday. A report shows that the identity of the submarine was not revealed.
There are 18 submarines of the Ohio class in the US Navy, four of which are guided-missile submarines, each carrying one hundred and fifty-seven Tomahawk missiles.
A report reveals that the aircraft carrier strike group passed through the Strait of Gibraltar early in the week, placing two American aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea, an uncommon sight in recent years.
These developments follow Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s decision, announced two weeks ago after he spoke with President Joe Biden, to prepare to send extra U.S. soldiers to the Middle East.
The Pentagon said Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, in a phone conversation with Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant on Sunday, reaffirmed the dedication to thwart any state or non-state actor seeking to worsen this conflict. They added that American officials have issued strong caution to Iran-backed proxy forces not to enter the fray.