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The United States has posted a second aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, in the Persian Gulf and northern Arabian Sea. The announcement came from the Pentagon Tuesday, Oct. 19, two days after the vessel put into port at Fifth Fleet headquarters in Manama, Bahrain. debkafile's sources note that this is the first time in two years that Washington had deployed two aircraft carriers at same time - not just one - in waters opposite Iran and Afghanistan.
Originally posted by stumason
We see threads like this every year or so, hyping the possibility of war etc etc.. Nothing ever happens and it all turns out to be a bunch of nonsense.
Could it not be, as was the case last time there were 2 Carriers in the Gulf, that one was merely being replaced by the other? For a period, you will have an overlap..