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’2 US aircraft carriers headed for Gulf’

Posted By admin On August 7, 2008 @ 12:43 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

ADAM GONN
THE MEDIA LINE NEWS AGENCY [1]
Thursday, Aug 7, 2008

Two additional United States naval aircraft carriers are heading to the Gulf and the Red Sea, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Kuwait Times.

Kuwait began finalizing its “emergency war plan” on being told the vessels were bound for the region.

The US Navy would neither confirm nor deny that carriers were en route. US Fifth Fleet Combined Maritime Command located in Bahrain said it could not comment due to what a spokesman termed “force-protection policy.”

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While the Kuwaiti daily did not name the ships it believed were heading for the Middle East, The Media Line’s defense analyst said they could be the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Ronald Reagan.

Within the last month, the Roosevelt completed an exercise along the US east coast focusing on communication among navies of different countries. It has since been declared ready for operational duties. The Reagan, currently with the Seventh Fleet, had just set sail from Japan.

The Seventh Fleet area of operation stretches from the East Coast of Africa to the International Date Line.

Meanwhile, the Arabic news agency Moheet reported at the end of July that an unnamed American destroyer, accompanied by two Israeli naval vessels traveled through the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean. A week earlier, a US nuclear submarine accompanied by a destroyer and a supply ship moved into the Mediterranean, according to Moheet.

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[1] THE MEDIA LINE NEWS AGENCY : http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1218104233164&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull

[2] U.S. Aircraft Carriers Departing Persian Gulf?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-aircraft-carriers-departing-persian-gulf.html

[3] Iran Threatens To Torpedo US Aircraft Carriers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-threatens-to-torpedo-us-aircraft-carriers.html

[4] Three US Aircraft Carriers Now In The Middle East With Fourth En Route: http://www.prisonplanet.com/three-us-aircraft-carriers-now-in-the-middle-east-with-fourth-en-route.html

[5] Kuwait on alert for war in Persian Gulf?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kuwait-on-alert-for-war-in-persian-gulf.html

[6] Russian Pacific Fleet Warships Enter Mediterranean: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-pacific-fleet-warships-enter-mediterranean.html

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