hard to get a carrier thru the straits, I don’t think anyone has ever done it. The Black sea has been Russia’s personal playground for so long, they would raise the defcon status if we put any major combatants in there.
Yeah, I see your point. Perhaps a carrier group off the coast of Greece, with a few fly overs or something.
Personally, I don’t think air lifts alone will do much to get the attention of the Bear. And I don’t think Europe can or will do anything much.
I don't think that's correct. The Dardanelles would be the narrowist part, and it's still a mile wide, and very deep. Carriers routinely port in places like Pearl Harbor which has a very narrow entrance.
Perhaps some FReeper sailor can chime in?