In response to Iran's actions, the US is enhancing regional security with additional forces in the Gulf area.
The USS Bataan amphibious readiness group and two other ships are being deployed, along with 2,500 Marines.
The main objective is to increase flexibility and maritime capability in the region.
The amphibious readiness group departed from Norfolk, Virginia, with final destinations pending ongoing assessments.
The US has already deployed the USS Bataan and USS Thomas Hudner, along with additional fighter jets.
Fighter aircraft provide air cover and deter Iran from further actions.
The deployment aims to protect international commerce and uphold the rules-based order.
The US reinforces its commitment to maritime freedom and stability in the Middle East.