A U.S. military aircraft crashed during a training operation in the Eastern Mediterranean, according to the Pentagon. The incident was unrelated to hostile activity and is currently under investigation. No further details were provided regarding the type of aircraft, its branch, location, timing, injuries, or fatalities. The Defense Department had deployed additional forces to the Middle East following an attack on Israel by Hamas militants. The USS Gerald R. Ford and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower were sent to the Eastern Mediterranean and Persian Gulf, respectively, along with additional air defense systems.