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DEBKAfile has suggested the U.S. Navy has practiced bombing targets in Iran.
This is NOT the case. DEBKAfile has made false allegations concerning the United States military in the past, and, as usual, their latest assertion is baseless.
In reality, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG 10) has entered the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of responsibility and will begin the process of relieving USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
The Truman and its associated carrier strike group (CSG) will relieve the Eisenhower CSG in the Arabian Sea, beginning a routine deployment in the 5th Fleet AOR in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
Eisenhower CSG (CSG 8 ) is nearing completion of their deployment to the 5th Fleet AOR after five months of support to OEF and MSO. The strike group is comprised of Eisenhower, guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Hue City (DDG 66), USS McFaul (DDG 74) and USS Farragut (DDG 99); and embarked CDS 26 and CVW 7.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
The reason you arent seeing a HUGE buildup by the US is because its not the US that will be doing the striking but Israel. The US just has a few pieces in place to deal with any possible fall-out. Interesting this "relief roatation" is taking place during the new moon......
Originally posted by Curio
I never doubted this was "officially" a standard rotation, however the question was always going to be - will the Eisenhower actually leave once the Truman gets there. If there was going to be some sort of attack then obviously the best way to disguise it would be during a planned rotation.