The Pentagon has identified four goals the US wants to achieve in the Middle East

The Defense Department spokesperson pointed to four areas of operations in the Middle East on which the United States is focusing its attention.

Patrick Ryder noted that the US Department of Defense is focusing on four areas in the Middle East. – The US objectives are: to protect US troops and civilians in the region; the flow of crucial security assistance to Israel as it defends itself against further terrorist attacks from Hamas; coordinating with the Israelis to assist in the release of hostages held by Hamas, including American citizens, and strengthening forces across the region to deter state or non-state actors from leaving the crisis outside Gaza escalate, the spokesperson said.

– The reinforced forces include the deployment of the strike groups of the aircraft carriers USS Gerald R. Ford and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, currently in the United States Central Command area, along with the Ohio-class submarine – said Patrick Ryder.

Ryder said Iranian groups have attacked Al-Assad air base in Iraq and Al-Tanf air base in Syria in recent weeks. A Defense Ministry representative said several dozen people were injured in drone and missile attacks. This mainly concerns minor injuries, including head injuries.

Shining in Israel: We must do more to protect civilians in Gaza

Last week, Israel received a visit from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The US Secretary of State delivered a strong message after a day of meetings with Israeli leaders in Tel Aviv. Washington’s representative said “we must do more to protect Palestinian civilians.”

“Citizens must not suffer the consequences of Hamas’s inhumanity and brutality,” Blinken emphasized. At the same time, the Secretary maintained continued US support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

A top US diplomat told a news conference that he had seen videos and photos that were “striking and shocking.” – Today we have seen additional footage, additional footage collected by the Israeli government from video cameras, showing some of the terrorists and the communities attacked. This is almost beyond the human ability to process and understand, according to Antony Blinken.

Source: Do Rzeczy