President Joe Biden has taken a firm stance on the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, insisting that a ceasefire will only be considered once all hostages kidnapped by Hamas are released. This comes after Hamas released two Israeli women on Monday, following the release of two American hostages on Friday.
While some liberal Democrats in Congress have called on Biden to facilitate a ceasefire, citing rising casualties in Gaza and difficulties in delivering humanitarian aid, the State Department spokesman, Matthew Miller, has argued against it. Miller claims that a ceasefire would allow Hamas to regroup and continue launching terrorist attacks against Israel.
In response to the escalating conflict, the Pentagon has ordered additional troops to the Middle East, with the goal of deterring Iran and Hezbollah from further escalating the situation. The US has recently seen an increase in rocket and drone attacks by Iranian-backed proxy groups against military bases housing US personnel in Iraq and Syria.
The nature of the additional military presence has not been specified, but it has been revealed that two carrier strike groups have already been dispatched to the region. The US is closely monitoring Iran’s involvement in the conflict, accusing them of actively facilitating these attacks while attempting to maintain deniability.
President Biden has instructed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to ensure appropriate measures are taken to address the escalating situation. Concerns about a significant escalation of attacks and the exploitation of the conflict have prompted the US to increase its military presence in the region.
As the situation continues to unfold, the world watches anxiously to see if a ceasefire will be achieved and if Iran’s involvement will be effectively addressed. The Liberty Conservative will provide updates on this developing story.
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