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US back to two carriers near Iran
Posted By yihan On January 19, 2012 @ 12:49 pm In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln arrived in the Arabian Sea on Thursday, Navy officials said, a likely prelude to testing Iran’s recent warning against sending a U.S. carrier through the Strait of Hormuz.
The Lincoln joins the USS Carl Vinson, already in the region, returning the U.S. Navy its standard two-carrier presence there. The carrier USS John Stennis left in the past few days and is now traveling back through the western Pacific.
The Lincoln’s arrival puts into place all the elements for a U.S. carrier to travel back into the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz for the first time since recent tensions with Iran escalated.
U.S. military officials have told CNN the United States will continue its long-standing military commitment to having an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, but will not say when the transit will take place in light of security concerns about Iran.
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 CNN: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/19/us-back-to-two-carriers-near-iran/
 U.S. military moves carriers, denies Iran link: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-military-moves-carriers-denies-iran-link.html
 Third Aircraft Carrier Group Coming To Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/third-aircraft-carrier-group-coming-to-iran.html
 Iranian navy shadows USS Abraham Lincoln through Hormuz Strait: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iranian-navy-shadows-uss-abraham-lincoln-through-hormuz-strait.html
 Iran begins war games in Strait of Hormuz: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-begins-war-games-in-strait-of-hormuz.html
 Iran announces long-range missile test amid Strait of Hormuz row with U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-announces-long-range-missile-test-amid-strait-of-hormuz-row-with-u-s.html
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