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  • U.S. Troops Are Reported Back in Iraq Over Syrian Crisis

    12/10/2012 7:20:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 10 December 2012 12:45 | Jack Kenny
    More than 3,000 U.S. military personnel have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait and 17,000 more are on their way in response to the civil war in Syria that has spilled over into northern Iraq, according to a report published Monday by Iran's Press TV. The news follows by four days a report from the Russian news service RT that the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower has joined the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Syria. Both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week issued stern warnings to Syria about unspecified but serious "consequences" that would follow if...
  • USS Eisenhower arrives near Syrian border (From Reason.com - adds validity)

    12/06/2012 7:27:18 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Staff
    The USS Eisenhower...arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preperation for a potential ground intervention. ...
  • Thousands Of US Troops Arrive Near Syrian Shore On USS Eisenhower

    12/06/2012 5:34:30 AM PST · by Strategy · 83 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 6, 2012
    The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention. While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now ready to launch such action "within days" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the opposition, the Times reports.
  • US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf

    11/22/2012 10:53:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 11/21/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf will temporarily decline due to unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems, the Navy said on Wednesday. The USS Nimitz was expected to be deployed to the Gulf early next year to relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which is now stationed in the region, but will be delayed due to the need for extensive repairs on a failed propulsion pump. The USS Eisenhower is being sent back to the U.S for repairs to its flight deck. It will remain in Norfolk, Virginia, for two months and then return to the Middle...
  • Navy relieves No. 2 officer on aircraft carrier (USS Eisenhower)

    06/06/2011 11:12:14 PM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    AP ^ | June 6, 2011
    Navy relieves No. 2 officer on aircraft carrier – Mon Jun 6, 4:03 pm ET NORFOLK, Va. – The Navy says the second in command of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has been relieved of his command following an investigation into an improper relationship. Capt. Robert Gamberg was removed from the post by Rear Adm. Ted Branch on Monday. In an administrative proceeding known as an Admiral's Mast, Gamberg was cited for conduct unbecoming an officer and for failure to obey an order or regulation.
  • USS Carrier Harry Truman Now Officially Just Off Iran

    As we first reported last week, in an article that was met with much original skepticism, the Pentagon has now confirmed that a fleet of 12 warships has passed the Suez Canal, and is now likely awaiting orders to support the escalation in the Persian Gulf. The attached image from Stratfor shows the latest positioning of US aircraft carrier groups as of June 23: the USS Harry Truman (CVN-75) is now right next to USS Eisenhower (CVN 69), both of which areAs for the catalyst the two carriers may be anticipating, we provide the following update from the Gulf Daily...
  • USS Eisenhower, 'critical component' in anti-Taliban fight

    05/31/2010 12:38:14 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 468+ views
    AFP via Space War ^ | 5/30/2010 | AFP via Space War
    The planes coming in from missions over Afghanistan for a night landing touch down with a thud, the runway so short and narrow that there is no room for error. It's the deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a US Navy aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea that provides air support for coalition forces fighting Islamic Taliban militants in Afghanistan. The floating airport, or the "city at sea" as its captain Dee L. Mewbourne likes to call it, provides nearly a third of air missions against the Taliban. "We are providing almost daily support to the Operation Enduring Freedom...
  • Iran Navy plane 'was filming US carrier'

    05/04/2010 1:11:31 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 65 replies · 1,337+ views
    Press TV ^ | 5/4/2010 | Press TV
    Iran's navy commander has confirmed the flight of an Iranian aircraft near a US warship in the waters of the Persian Gulf. On Tuesday, CNN quoted a senior US military officer as saying that an F27 aircraft of the Iranian Navy flew as low as 300 feet near the USS Eisenhower on April 21. "US warships tread the free waters of the Gulf of Oman and it is Iranian navy's duty to conduct routine surveillance flights in the region," Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the Iranian Navy commander, said in a Tuesday news conference. "The F27 plane of the navy flew above...
  • 'Iranian fighters may fly over US forces'

    04/29/2010 6:46:44 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 881+ views
    Press TV ^ | 4/30/2010 | Press TV
    A senior Iranian Air Force officer does not rule out reports that an Iranian fighter jet might have flown over a US aircraft carrier last week in the Arabian Sea. The incident was first reported by CNN on Tuesday. According to the report, a plane belonging to the Iranian Navy was flying as low as 300 feet near the USS Eisenhower on April 21. The Eisenhower was in the northern Arabian Sea when the Iranian maritime patrol aircraft flew within 1,000 yards of the vessel, US military officials claimed. Mohammad Alavi, deputy commander of the Iranian Air Force said that...
  • Official Praises Crew’s Response to Iranian Aircraft

    04/29/2010 6:33:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 398+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 4/30/2010 | Donna Miles
    Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell today credited the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower for its disciplined response last week when an Iranian military aircraft flew within 1,000 yards of it in the Gulf of Oman. An Iranian navy maritime patrol aircraft flew near the carrier April 21 as it had finished routine replenishment-at-sea operations, a Navy official confirmed on background. The aircraft remained in the area for about 20 minutes before it flew away. The incident occurred as Iranian forces were preparing to conduct exercises in the Gulf. Morrell played down the incident, saying close encounters...
  • Official Praises Crew’s Response to Iranian Aircraft

    04/29/2010 5:05:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 679+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2010 – Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell today credited the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower for its disciplined response last week when an Iranian military aircraft flew within 1,000 yards of it in the Gulf of Oman. An Iranian navy maritime patrol aircraft flew near the carrier April 21 as it had finished routine replenishment-at-sea operations, a Navy official confirmed on background. The aircraft remained in the area for about 20 minutes before it flew away.The incident occurred as Iranian forces were preparing to conduct exercises in the Gulf.Morrell played down the incident,...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • AP source: US Navy has encounter with Iranian jet

    04/28/2010 11:45:15 PM PDT · by dr_who · 44 replies · 1,498+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Apr 28, 10:57 pm ET | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON – A U.S. military official says the Navy had a close encounter with an Iranian surveillance jet last week in the Gulf of Oman. The official says the jet buzzed a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Eisenhower, coming within about 1,000 yards of the ship. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said the April 21 incident occurred in international waters.The jet was described as a maritime patrol aircraft generally used for surveillance. The official says "there was nothing threatening about the aircraft itself or how it...
  • U.S. Navy Hangs Back in Persian Gulf as Questions Mount About Defecting Iranian Revolutionary Guard

    06/22/2009 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 49 replies · 2,333+ views
    Fox news ^ | June 22, 2009 | Katherine Herridge
    Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard are showing "discontent" and some are "contemplating the contingency" of defying the regime in the wake of last week's disputed election, the former crown prince of Iran contended Monday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense is "on edge" over the turmoil in Iran, and has directed U.S. naval assets in the Persian Gulf to be, in layman's terms, in "non-incident mode." U.S. military commanders are said to have been instructed to be alert to any possibility of a clash with Iranian naval assets, and to position themselves in such a way as to diminish the...
  • Nimitz leaves for Persian Gulf

    04/02/2007 7:09:28 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 38 replies · 1,204+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | April 2, 2007
    SAN DIEGO – Amid rising tension with Iran, the aircraft carrier Nimitz and several other American warships will leave San Diego Monday for the Persian Gulf to join another locally based aircraft carrier strike group already in the region, military officials said. The Nimitz will join the San Diego-based John C. Stennis Strike Group and relieve the Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Naval Air Forces Public Affairs. Military officials said in a statement that the two-carrier presence in the Persian Gulf area is intended to demonstrate U.S. “resolve to build regional security and bring long-term stability to the region.” The...
  • U.S. Navy Flexes Muscles in Persian Gulf

    03/27/2007 12:49:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 86 replies · 2,464+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/27/7 | JAMES CALDERWOOD and JIM KRANE
    ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS, (AP) -- American warplanes screamed off two aircraft carriers Tuesday as the U.S. Navy staged its largest show of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, launching a mammoth exercise meant as a message to the Iranians. The maneuvers with 15 warships and more than 100 aircraft were sure to heighten tensions with Iran, which has frequently condemned the U.S. military presence off its coast and is in a faceoff with the West over its nuclear program and its capture of a British naval team. While they would not say...
  • American Armada Prepares To Take On Iran

    02/23/2007 5:31:04 PM PST · by blam · 163 replies · 5,719+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-24-2007 | Damien McElroy
    American armada prepares to take on Iran By Damien McElroy aboard USS Eisenhower Last Updated: 1:09am GMT 24/02/2007 It is four and a half acres of US power in the middle of the Arabian Sea but the influence of USS Dwight D Eisenhower stretches hundreds of miles. The aircraft carrier, backed by its sister vessel, a handful of destroyers and a shoal of support ships, has placed a ring of steel around an increasingly unstable region. While the Eisenhower is ostensibly assisting US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is increasingly occupied by the looming threat of Iran. Recent tensions...
  • World-Wide Aircraft Carriers Site Announced by Freeper Jeff Head

    10/16/2005 10:41:17 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 219 replies · 4,274+ views
    World-Wide Aircraft Carriers ^ | 16 October 2005 | Jeff Head
    In the last months there has been a lot of interest expressed on FR about aircraft carriers. I have found that there is a lot of interest all over the net. So, I created a web site about all of the World's Aircraft Carriers. It will surprise you how many countries operate at least one...and also how many are building large-deck Amphibious Assault ships. Of course, no one holds a candle at this time to America's capabilities in this regard. Please enjoy, and let me know what you think. I hope it serves as a resource for naval enthusiasts everywhere....
  • Eisenhower Completes Sea Trials

    10/21/2005 5:24:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 548+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Paul Simonds
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) successfully completed Sea Trials Oct. 20, marking another milestone in the warship’s long and storied career. Following her four-year, mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) and four-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA), Ike is now operational and beginning the journey toward becoming surge ready. “The ship is in much better material condition than it was four months ago,” said Capt. Dan Cloyd, Ike’s commanding officer. “The crew has performed magnificently. To be able to get through RCOH successfully and then to taste the operational side earlier this year and then go back...
  • The Navy's Changing Tide: Will 'Sea Base' Idea Float?

    03/08/2005 12:23:06 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 45 replies · 1,811+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot | March 8, 2005 | Dale Eisman
    WASHINGTON — A war averted more than a decade ago may be pointing the way toward 21st-century warfare for the U.S. Navy. In September 1994, a U.S. flotilla positioned itself off the coast of Haiti to help restore a democratically elected president to power. The flagship, the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, was stripped of its fighter planes and turned into a landing hub for Army helicopters and barracks for 2,000 soldiers. Operation Uphold Democracy, as it was called, ended in a few weeks and the Norfolk-based Eisenhower headed to the Mediterranean for a more conventional deployment. But Navy leaders...
  • Navy Helicopter Crashes; Eight Survive

    01/25/2005 7:58:17 PM PST · by crushelits · 5 replies · 822+ views
    netscape.cnn.com ^ | 01/25/05 | netscape.cnn.com
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Navy helicopter based on an aircraft carrier crashed into the Atlantic Tuesday afternoon. All eight people aboard were rescued from a life raft. The helicopter from the USS Eisenhower crashed about 30 miles off Naval Air Station Oceana, according to Lt. Mark Jones, assistant public affairs officer for Commander Naval Air Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet. The MH-53E Sea Dragon, primarily used for minesweeping, was part of a helicopter squadron from the Norfolk Naval Station and was doing exercises with the Bataan, an amphibious assault ship. The eight crew members took refuge on a life...
  • The Eisenhower gets a new look

    07/22/2004 9:34:59 AM PDT · by Al B. · 7 replies · 841+ views
    Norfolk, VA Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 22, 2004 | Matthew Dolan
    The Eisenhower gets a new look By MATTHEW DOLAN, The Virginian-Pilot The Eisenhower will be moved to a new pier at Northrop Grumman Newport News on Saturday to test and certify some of its overhauled systems. photos by Ariana Lindquist/THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT NEWPORT NEWS — It’s the Navy’s version of “Extreme Makeover.” First, you find an aging aircraft carrier in need of a face lift. Then you rip open its heart to juice up its power source. You tear out, repair or replace almost everything from berthings to bulkheads, seal up the decks and finally, call it a day. Or, in...