The US Navy is Sending an Aircraft Carrier to the Persian Gulf in a Message to a Belligerent Iran A US carrier force is sailing toward the Persian Gulf, preparing to close a months-long carrier gap in the Middle East. The USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier and its escort ships will arrive in the region by week’s end. The deployment, the first carrier deployment to the Persian Gulf since the USS Theodore Roosevelt left eight months ago, is intended as a clear show of force against Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The carrier group “certainly provides a...
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