The world is currently on edge over regional tensions in the Middle East. After the brutal October 7th terrorist attacks by the militant Hamas group against Israeli and foreign civilians, Israel immediately declared war for the first time in fifty years.

The intensive air campaign has left thousands dead, and with the main thrust of an Israeli ground invasion looming, other theaters in the Middle East are becoming intertwined in the war.

Hezbollah and the Houthis are intensifying rocket fire toward Israel, with sporadic fire coming from Syria. The Sixth Fleet, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and two Carrier Strike Groups have been dispatched to the region in a show of force and deterrence.