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    New Military Sealift Operation to Aid Starving Gaza Residents Will Require More than 1,000 US Troops

    New Military Sealift Operation to Aid Starving Gaza Residents Will Require More than 1,000 US Troops

    Following President Joe Biden's official announcement that he is ordering the U.S. military to set up a maritime corridor, the Pentagon's top spokesman said that officials are working on a to create a temporary pier in the besieged territory of Gaza to deliver aid and supplies.

    Spokesman Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters at a briefing Friday that the Pentagon has begun rolling out a plan to use an Logistics Over-the-Shore, or JLOTS, operation in the next 60 days to deliver more than two million meals a day to Gaza residents, many of whom are on the brink of starvation amid 's war on Hamas.

    Ryder stressed that the system being planned necessitates “the presence of U.S. military personnel on military vessels offshore but does not require U.S. military personnel to go ashore.”

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    According to Ryder, the plan will include setting up a floating pier somewhere offshore, where commercial vessels carrying aid — likely loaded at Cyprus — will be able to offload it.

    That aid will then be moved to Navy logistic support vessels, which will take it to another floating causeway or pier that will be approximately 1,800 feet long with two lanes and anchored to the beach of Gaza, Ryder said.

    At this point, the Pentagon is expecting that other regional partners will step in and not only anchor the platform but help conduct…

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