The United States this week dispatched a group of warships, including the USS Gerald Ford, to support Israel following the brutal attacks by Hamas militants.

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Where were they sent specifically?

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Sunday that the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group — which includes the namesake aircraft carrier, the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy and four guided missile destroyers (the USS Thomas Hudner, Ramage, Carney and Roosevelt) — would be headed to the eastern Mediterranean Sea.