Following the recent escalation with Iran, the United States is strengthening its presence in the Middle East to support deterrence and help defend Israel.
Aircraft carriers reoriented and deployment of THAAD and Patriot batteries.
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower will be reoriented to the Middle East to confront Iran. This carrier strike group is in addition to the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group, which is currently operating in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
The US Army will also deploy a Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) battery as well as additional Patriot surface-to-air missile batteries in various locations in the region (without specifying which ones), to increase the protection of US forces. .