09 October 2023 - U.S. military moves to show support for Israel
U.S. sends aircraft carrier group to eastern Mediterranean in response to Hamas attack on Israel
S. Dev (CBS, 08/10/2023)
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Sunday that he has ordered American military ships, including an aircraft carrier and additional aircraft, to move closer to the eastern Mediterranean in response to Hamas' unprecedented, multi-front attack on Israel.
Biden’s Twin Crises: Possible U.S. Hostages, Risks of Wider War
Brian Bennett (Time Magazine, 08/10/2023)
Deploying substantial new air and naval forces to the Middle East, President Biden and his top aides are scrambling to deal with twin crises unleashed by the hot war between Israel and Hamas: the possibility that American hostages may have been taken into Gaza along with Israelis during the deadly weekend assaults, and the danger that the conflict could spread in the region, potentially drawing the U.S. closer to conflict.
Biden’s promise to restore US leadership tested by fresh outbreak of war abroad
Kevin Liptak and MJ Lee (CNN, 08/10/2023)
With the outbreak of war in Israel, President Joe Biden is contending with conflicts in two parts of the world at a moment of paralysis in Washington and increasing polarization over the direction of America’s involvement abroad.
Blinken: Republicans ‘playing politics’ by attacking Biden over Israeli crisis
Ed Pilkington (The Guardian, 08/10/2023)
US party leaders in Washington have wasted no time in turning the Middle East conflict into a domestic political dispute, with senior Republicans accusing both the Biden administration and each other of having triggered the violence.