Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone with Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant Oct. 11 to receive updates on Israel Defense Forces operations to defend the Israeli people and territory from Hamas’ terrorist attack. The Secretary underscored his commitment to ensuring Israel has it what it needs to defend itself and reiterated his commitment to deterring actors that may seek to escalate this conflict.