Department of Defense On Force Posture: 2,000 Personnel On Heightened State Of Readiness
No decisions have been made to deploy any forces at this time
Department of Defense Statement from Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh: Today, Secretary Austin placed approximately 2,000 personnel and a range of units on a heightened state of readiness through a prepare-to-deploy order, which increases DoD's ability to respond quickly to the evolving security environment in the Middle East.
No decisions have been made to deploy any forces at this time. The Secretary will continue to assess our force posture and remain in close contact with allies and partners.