The Reagan is also ready to deploy. The Boxer is in Hawaii and will be headed over very quickly to replace the Kearsarge, which was just moved back up the Suez. The Enterprise is in the Red Sea and could go either way.
"It also requires more airplanes than you would find on a single aircraft carrier. So it is a big operation in a big country," Gates said.
The U.S. military could speed up deployment of a second aircraft carrier if necessary to support a no-fly zone over Libya or other operations, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead. The USS George H.W. Bush is scheduled to deploy from Norfolk, Virginia, in three weeks but could leave sooner, Roughead told reporters Wednesday.
"That ship is ready," he said.
Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
reply to post by heineken
Do the U.S always name their new carriers after former republican presidents?
When do you expect the George Dubya to be launched?
The entire world needs to keep their nose out of what is going on in Libya. The rebels do not want any assistance. To think the U.K Government were more than happy to work alongside Gadaffi only a couple of months ago and now the rhetoriic coming from the U.K Government just demonstrates how hypocritical the whole system is.
Originally posted by heineken
reply to post by schuyler
is there any how we can track ships online?