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tabloid USAToday | U.S. military begins Gaza Strip aid deliveries from floating pier, 17 May
U.S. Central Command said in a statement no U.S. troops went ashore as trucks began using the makeshift dock.
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How much aid can the Gaza pier handle?
U.S. officials have said the pier will initially handle about 90 trucks a day, rising to 150 when fully operational. Since March, an average of 171 trucks per day have entered Gaza, according to the U.S.-established Famine Early Warning Systems Network. The U.N. says that prior to Hamas' Oct. 7. attack on Israel about 500 trucks of aid entered Gaza each day. More than 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are in need of humanitarian assistance.
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MOGADISHU! BENGHAZI!!
Will Gaza pier put U.S. troops in harm's way?
Some critics have expressed concerns the temporary dock could leave U.S. troops vulnerable to attack.

"I think the pier is a disaster waiting to happen," said Michael DiMino, a former career CIA military analyst and counterterrorism officer who is now a fellow at Defense Priorities, a Washington think tank. "I would just say there are a number of logistical and operational challenges here, and I am very concerned about mission creep, and what starts as a pier becomes U.S. Marines on the beach in Gaza."
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by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2024 at 05:52:13 PM EST
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