No US Navy Carrier on Patrol in Mideast

Yep.

No carrier. In the MIDEAST. “The gap could last as long as two months, sources said, between the time the Eisenhower left the combat theater and the Bush arrives.”

And that gap comes at a particularly inopportune time. Numerous media reports indicate intelligence organizations and analysts are on the lookout for provocative actions by potential antagonists — in particular Russia, China, North Korea, Iran or ISIS. Terror alerts, according to media reports, are high in many regions, including Europe, the Middle East and North America, due to a confluence of factors — the new year, ISIS’ diminishing power in the face of counterattacks in Iraq and Syria, and a natural tendency to test a new administration.

Readiness? National interest? Deterrence? Forward presence?? Never heard of ’em.

Sigh.

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(Thanks to MSS’87, who alerted me to it when I ran into him at the gun show earlier today.)

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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4 Responses to No US Navy Carrier on Patrol in Mideast

  1. MSS87 says:

    Good show by the way…a lot of the same old vendors, but some new ones. Ammo prices seemed better than reasonable. Had my eye on a new production classic, the S&W M36 with a snub barrel in .38 Special, but just couldn’t part with my money…..too many house projects going on.

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    • vmijpp says:

      Yes, it was. Good steady volume of people, a line at the ticket window but not excessive. (Can you imagine what it would have been like if the election had gone the other way?) And I know what you mean about house projects.

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  2. MDL says:

    Perhaps in the future the USS Barack Obama will be able to assume the duty of forward projecting American power?

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