No Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf?
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Subject: Your post on US naval forces in the Gulf region
Mr. Herz: I'm writing to correct the record regarding your post titled "A
perfect recipe for disaster..." in which you discuss naval forces in the
There are currently no aircraft carriers in the Gulf.
USS Eisenhower is currently in the Mediterranean Sea ... not the Gulf ...
and has recently been in port Cyprus.
USS Enterprise is not in the Gulf, either, and hasn't been for almost a
week. USS Iwo Jima is in the Gulf, but it is not an aircraft carrier ...
it is an amphibious assault ship, and it primarily carries Marines.
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