U.S. military preparing options ahead of possible Sudan evacuation

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a news conference with U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley (not pictured) on the day of the fourth Ukraine Contact Group meeting at Ramstein U.S. Air Base, Germany, April 2

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (Reuters) – The U.S. military is preparing as many options as possible ahead of a possible evacuation from the U.S. embassy in Sudan but no decisions have been made, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Friday.

“We’ve deployed some forces into theater to ensure that we provide as many options as possible if we are called on to do something. And we haven’t been called on to do anything yet,” Austin told a news conference at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. “No decision on anything has been made.”

Reuters reported on Thursday that the United States was sending a large number of additional troops to its base in Djibouti in case of an eventual evacuation from Sudan.


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