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Ten days on high alert: how the US and allies defended Israel

By triji Apr 15, 2024

99% of Iranian projectiles were intercepted by a coalition that was led by the United States of America, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and France. The alliance comprised F-35 planes, two American destroyers stationed in the Mediterranean, Patriot missiles, and the Israeli missile defense system.

It is Washington. In response to undeniable indications that Iran would launch a large-scale offensive, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, issued the order to “defend Israel to the greatest extent possible,” according to a senior official in the North American administration. This marked the beginning of the preparations for Israel’s unprecedented defense of the first attack launched from the Islamic Republic of Iran. These preparations began ten days ago. When that order was issued, it was the very first time that an American president had done so.

From that point forward, until the attack that took place on Saturday night, which consisted of more than 300 drones and ballistic missiles launched by Iran and its proxies in the region at Israel, Vice President Biden and his national security team made an unparalleled effort to protect Israel. Actions were taken with the United Kingdom and France, as well as talks with other Western and Arab partners in the region, as well as other players like as Turkey, China, India, and Iraq. Additionally, Iran was consulted through Switzerland. On high alert, Biden was kept up to date on day-to-day preparations, and this past Saturday, he arrived back in Washington, DC, ahead of schedule from Rehoboth, a popular beach resort in Delaware, where he had planned to spend the weekend. He was there to follow the news minute by minute from the Situation Room, which is the crisis room of the White House, which includes the entire national security cabinet.

In a call with journalists, in which LA NACION took part, a senior official described the situation as follows: “At one point, we knew that there were over one hundred ballistic missiles in the sky, on a very short trip to Israel, minutes, really, and the results of the defenses, of course, were not clear until everything was said and done.”

With an unprecedented deployment of Western forces, the international coalition led by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France provided assistance to Israel in its defense efforts. These forces included two destroyers stationed in the eastern Mediterranean, F-35 aircraft, the “Dome” ammunition battery of Iron, the Israeli missile defense system “Arrow,” and North American Patriot missiles. According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the government of North America, the outcome was that 99 percent of the projectiles that were launched toward Israel were successfully intercepted.

“With the assistance of a number of partners, including the United Kingdom and France, the United States of America was able to assist Israel in achieving a remarkable victory over this unparalleled act. “Israel and its coalition partners were able to defeat 99% of these munitions, despite the fact that Iran and other points in the region launched more than 300 munitions,” claimed an official from the United States administration.

He continued by saying, “There is almost no damage to Israel’s electrical infrastructure.”

This past Sunday morning, Vice President Biden reached out to the commanders of the 494th squadrons, which are based in the United Kingdom, and the 335th, which are based at an Air Force installation in North Carolina, to offer his congratulations on the work that they have all accomplished.

There were dozens of aerial shootdowns carried out by these two squadrons last night, which resulted in the saving of lives and a reduction in the risk of regional violence overseas, according to the senior official.

During the discussion, a senior official from the Pentagon stated that Israel’s success in the defense sector was also the product of “years of investment and cooperation” in the development of Israel’s defensive missile technology. This technology also gives flexibility to respond to strikes in real time.

Reduce the tensions

Following the mounting of this extraordinary defense, the White House have committed themselves to de-escalating the conflict using any and all methods available in order to prevent a war in the region. During a video conference that took place this past Sunday morning, Vice President Biden and the other leaders of the G7 expressed their unequivocal and unwavering condemnation of the attack. They also reaffirmed their commitment to Israel and emphasized that “the regional conflict must be prevented from getting out of hand.” Biden also had a phone conversation with King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is a close supporter of the White House.

Iran’s actions have taken another step toward  the area, and  of causing an escalation of regional tensions that is beyond anyone’s ability to control. One ought to steer clear of this. Following that, the leaders of the G7 issued a statement that said, “We will continue to work to stabilize the situation and avoid further escalation.”

During their call on Saturday night, Vice President Biden informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his government will not support an eventual Israeli retaliation to the Iranian attack. This attack was also a retaliation for the Israeli attack on Iran’s consulate in Damascus, Syria, which resulted in the deaths of officers from the Revolutionary Guard. It has been said by authorities from the United States government that the United States will not take part in any offensive against Tehran. And on Sunday, John Kirby, who is typically the White House’s spokesperson for topics pertaining to foreign policy, made it abundantly plain that the Democratic government is eager to forestall any further escalation of the situation.

In an interview with MSNBC, Kirby stated, “The president has made it abundantly clear that we do not want this situation to become more serious. We are not looking to engage in a more extensive war with Iran.”

It was now that attention was focused on Israel, and on the probable response that Netanyahu would give to the Iranian attack. This attack was so anticipated and telegraphed that many analysts ended up lowering the price, and they interpreted it as a political maneuver aimed at resetting the regional conflict rather than a military offensive. However, the administration of Vice President Joe Biden communicated in a straightforward manner that the purpose of the attack was to “cause significant damage and deaths in Israel,” that his goals were obviously to be “highly destructive,” and that there was never any warning beforehand.

A top official from the United States stated that the individuals in question did not provide any notification or any knowledge of the intentions. He went on to say that it was obvious that they planned to ruin and cause death.



By triji

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