Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Second U.S. carrier group to deploy to Gulf

Today, Pentagon officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, stated the U.S. will send a second aircraft carrier group to the Gulf, "as a warning to Syria and Iran and to give commanders more flexibility in the region" (Comment: "flexibility" to do what??) .

Specifically, the USS John C. Stennis strike group would deploy this month to join the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier group. The move would put 5,000 more U.S. sailors in the region, bringing the total to 16,000.

Anyone else think this is a bit of a suspicious move? Rumors of this deployment have been circulating for the last few months even prior to Bush's latest "surge". We'll see what "The Decider" has in store for our servicemen and -women at sea.