U.S. Developing Contingency Plans in Case Israel-Hamas War Spreads
They want to have evacuation options in place for American citizens
The White House said Tuesday that "prudent contingency planning" is underway to evacuate Americans from the Middle East in case the Israel-Hamas war spreads into a broad regional conflict.
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby stressed there are currently no "active efforts" to evacuate Americans from the region beyond charter flights the U.S government began operating earlier this month out of Israel.
"It would be imprudent and irresponsible if we didn’t have folks thinking through a broad range of contingencies and possibilities," Kirby said. "And certainly evacuations are one of those things."
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