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What does the arrival of the USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea mean for US European and African Commands?

3rd July 2024 - 16:37 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp transits the Strait of Gibraltar with an AH-1Z Viper and an MH-60S Sea Hawk. (Photo: US Navy)

The vessel is intended to boost the US deterrence in the region and de-escalate tensions between Israel and Lebanon.

US European Command recently announced that the USS Wasp amphibious (LHD 1) assault ship entered the Mediterranean Sea. The arrival of the platform coincided with the growth in tensions between Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah.

The vessel and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) have been deployed to the US Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) area to better support its operations by enabling ship-to-shore movement by helicopter and movement by landing craft.

“The purpose of the Wasp moving is really to promote regional stability and to be another deterrent in the region,” claimed Sabrina Singh, deputy press secretary for the Pentagon. “It allows

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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