Pentagon sends deployment notices to 2,000 US troops over Israel-Hamas war

The Pentagon has sent “prepare to deploy” orders to about 2,000 US troops to be ready to respond to the Israel-Hamas war, two US officials say, on the condition of anonymity to discuss a decision that has not been announced yet.

The troops are set to cover a variety of support roles, such as additional medical support or explosive ordnance support, including providing additional security at gate crossings, one of the officials says.

They will not be sent to Israel but could be sent to countries in the region, one of the officials says.

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