The Pentagon has assured that it can meet all requests for weapons, equipment, and ammunition from West Jerusalem while still supporting Ukraine, according to a spokeswoman. The senior Defense Department official stated during a background briefing that the US is able to continue supporting both Ukraine and Israel while maintaining its own global readiness. The official emphasized the importance of being able to respond to various crises and contingencies, support other partners, and maintain military readiness.
Furthermore, the US has been able to fulfill every request made by its Israeli counterparts and expects to continue delivering on those requests, including for “Iron Dome” systems and other air defenses. While the spokesperson declined to provide specific details, they confirmed that the US has been able to meet Israel’s needs.
The Pentagon is working diligently to expedite the delivery of critical ammunition and equipment that Israel urgently requires. Additionally, they are in contact with military contractors to accelerate pending Israeli orders. The US is committed to providing the necessary support to Israel as quickly as possible.
When questioned about concerns regarding how the US weapons might be utilized, the Pentagon official reassured reporters that robust end-use monitoring practices and procedures are in place. They also highlighted the constant dialogue between the US and Israel regarding the latter’s operational plans.
In response to ongoing tensions in the region, US cargo planes have already begun landing in Israel. This comes as West Jerusalem announced a total siege of Gaza in retaliation for Hamas incursions that commenced on Saturday. The current conflict is the deadliest Israel has experienced since 1973.
To demonstrate its support for Israel’s defense, the Pentagon has deployed the USS Gerald R. Ford carrier strike group to the eastern Mediterranean. This move is intended to serve as an unequivocal demonstration of US support for Israel’s defense and a deterrent signal to Iran, Lebanese Hezbollah, and other potential proxies in the region who may seek to escalate the conflict.
The situation remains fluid and highly volatile. The US remains committed to supporting both Israel and Ukraine while also prioritizing its ability to respond to other crises and maintain military readiness. The delivery of essential supplies to Israel is being expedited, and ongoing communication between the US and Israel regarding operational plans is in place to ensure accountability.
As the conflict in the region intensifies, the US stands firmly beside its allies, ready to provide the necessary support and assistance they require.