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Originally posted by JBA2848
Well according to the military the US is flying 450 sorties a day. The rest of NATO forces are only flying 300 put together. Did China really scare somebody?
Deployed forcesUnited States Navy
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20), the command ship of the United States Sixth Fleet
The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of:
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
USS Ponce (LPD-15), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock
embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
USS Barry (DDG-52), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
USS Stout (DDG-55), another Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
USS Providence (SSN-719), a Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine
USS Scranton (SSN-756), a second Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine
USS Florida (SSGN-728), an Ohio-class cruise missile submarine
USS Kanawha a Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler
USS Robert E. Peary a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship
The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Bataan, USS Mesa Verde, and USS Whidbey Island, left their home port of Naval Station Norfolk on 23 March, bound for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to pick up the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. They planned to sail east around March 30th to relieve the 26th MEU in the Mediterranean Sea two months before the projected deployment date
Five EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft operating out of NAS Sigonella and Aviano Air Base
United States Air Force
Three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers operating from Whiteman AFB.
Ten F-15E Strike Eagle strike fighters operating out of RAF Lakenheath
Eight F-16C Fighting Falcon multirole fighters from Spangdahlem Air Base started leaving for Aviano on 20 March
Two HH-60 Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopters from RAF Lakenheath operating from USS Ponce (LPD-15).
EC-130H electronic warfare (communications jamming) aircraft
EC-130J psychological operations aircraft
Lockheed AC-130 Aerial Gunship
Global Hawk unmanned aerial surveillance vehicle
Lockheed U-2 Reconnaissance aircraft
United States Marine Corps
Four AV-8B Harrier II ground attack fighters from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, operating off of USS Kearsarge
Two MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
Two CH-53E Super Stallions from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
One KC-130J Hercules from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit awaits the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, who left thier home port of Naval Station Norfolk early to sail east around March 30th in order to relieve the 26th MEU in the Mediterranean Sea two months before the projected deployment date
edit on 24-3-2011 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
See, it has happened. The US is handing over Libyan operations to NATO. Now youConserviBaggers who said this and that have now been defeated and disproven.
Originally posted by Habit4ming
From the article:
"...If unaltered, the agreement would mean the overall mission would have two parts, with NATO enforcing the no-fly zone and the U.S.-led coalition handling a naval blockade and airstrikes..."
If the US was getting out of this TOTALLY, I'd be pleased....
Originally posted by beezzer
OP? Can a fetch you another cup of bitter?
This just means the U.S. soldiers are going to be getting their orders from some europeans with powder-blue helmets.
“"NATO's top military commander, U.S. Adm. James Stavridis, met Turkish military leaders in Ankara on Thursday to discuss Turkey's concerns."