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Originally posted by SenHeathen
This shows something of the exact opposite of the above map.
4 seem to be in the Pacific Ocean. Probably making sure that China doesnt make a move while our ground forces are busy in the ME. Especially with the current questioning of their military actions as far as movement, preparedness/mobilization, rapid modernization.
Originally posted by pkspeaker
They're (carriers) not going to be able to take out those 1600 missiles before many of them come crashing down on US bases in Iraq messing up the place and doing some very expensive damage..and those carriers can not approach the Persian gulf w/o being blown away by anti-ship missiles which means they will have to fly long sorties to get to Iran and provide cover for US personell in Iraq..real war will be much more difficult than you think.
Originally posted by runetang
that article is only a few days old and speaks of specific navy maneuvers with carriers near the straits of hormuz.