posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 10:55 PM
Iran might get in a few good shots, but the U.S military is well situated in the ME....
Diego Garcia, pretty sure they keep bombers and fighters pretty well stocked there,
Saudi and Quatar have AirForce on hand and probably Army as well, Afghanistan which has you name it on site.
Yemen? Thought we had some assests there,
Not to mention our Fleets, both Med and Pacific,
Bombers from Japan or Hawaii bases could make some long haul runs, maybe some European bases too?
I am just giving a rough estimate of what could be with in the vicinity of Iran, I am sure if I googled I could find more...
The U.S. is far from being incapable of defending the Persian Gulf.
I was on the Lincoln CVN72 when all those Army Rangers were killed in Somalia, we were patrolling in the gulf when we were enforcing the Iraq No-Fly
Zone when they were killed, next thing we know, we were hauling a$$ for the Coast of Africa...When we got there, no lie, there was enough firepower
floating off the coast of Somalia to level the entire continent...Navy and Marines out the wazoo....Never seen so many war ships in one place.