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Monday, April 09, 2012

US Navy Deploys 2nd Aircraft Carrier to Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The U.S. Navy said Monday it has deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

The deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise along with the Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group marks one of the few times the Navy has had two aircraft carriers operating in waters near the Persian Gulf, said Cmdr. Amy Derrick-Frost of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.

The two carriers will support the American military operations in Afghanistan and anti-piracy efforts off Somalia's coast and in the Gulf of Aden, she said.


1 comment:

lmclain said...

" opersations in Afghanistan....", huh? Its merely a coincidence that they are also in great striking range of Iran. People, start sending your kids to Canada and Australia unless you like them with only one leg or hand or you WANT to visit their gravesite each year. USA!! USA!! C'mon, say it LOUD or they won't think you are really an American!