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US Deploys Second Aircraft Carrier In Persian Gulf With 60 Warplanes
DebkaFile ^ | October 20, 2010 | Special Report

Posted on 10/20/2010 10:12:47 AM PDT by Fennie

The United States has posted a second aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, in the Persian Gulf and northern Arabian Sea. The announcement came from the Pentagon Tuesday, Oct. 19, two days after the vessel put into port at Fifth Fleet headquarters in Manama, Bahrain.

DEBKAfile's sources note that this is the first time in two years that Washington had deployed two aircraft carriers at same time - not just one - in waters opposite Iran and Afghanistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at debka.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; pentagon; persiangulf; wot

1 posted on 10/20/2010 10:12:53 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

I thought the Nimitz’s carried 80-100 planes?


2 posted on 10/20/2010 10:14:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Fennie

i think Debka runs this story every couple months as the Carriers switch out their on-station time...or whatever it’s called...but each and every time it’s “the first time in years!!!”


3 posted on 10/20/2010 10:15:21 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: skeeter

Perhaps they’re distinguishing warplanes from helos, awacs and cod sort of planes?


4 posted on 10/20/2010 10:16:06 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: skeeter

Perhaps they’re distinguishing warplanes from helos, awacs and cod sort of planes?


5 posted on 10/20/2010 10:16:17 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: stuartcr

sorry for the 2


6 posted on 10/20/2010 10:17:17 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Fennie

In Debka’s sidebar is this: “Third US Carrier, 4,000 Marines deployed opposite Iran.” Clicking the link goes to paid archive notice. Granted, this is a wonky site, but what’s with the 3rd carrier?


7 posted on 10/20/2010 10:19:09 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: stuartcr

Yeah, maybe they’re referring to attack aircraft only.


8 posted on 10/20/2010 10:19:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Fennie

It’s DEBKA...


9 posted on 10/20/2010 10:19:36 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; dervish; ...
Thanks Fennie. This is probably just rotation.
10 posted on 10/20/2010 10:26:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Fennie

Gunboat diplomacy is the best kind of diplomacy. Put 4 aircraft carriers parked right near Iran. Maybe have a sub surface every once in a while. Just to let Machmood know we’re thinking of him...


11 posted on 10/20/2010 10:26:36 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: bgill

Three in the area is half of what would be needed to support an attack. So, it doesn’t matter much yet. Doesn’t hurt to keep track of the numbers though.


12 posted on 10/20/2010 10:26:55 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: Fennie

From USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs Release Date: 9/2/2010

EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) — Three ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Momsen (DDG 92), and USS Shoup (DDG 86) — will get underway Sept. 7 from Naval Station Everett for a scheduled routine deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.

The mission of the Lincoln Strike Group while deployed will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability.

“Security and stability lead to peace and prosperity. Lincoln Strike Group is ready to deploy worldwide as a force for peace in support of our nation’s global interests,” said Rear Adm. Mark D. Guadagnini, commander Lincoln Strike Group.

The deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces.

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=55755


13 posted on 10/20/2010 10:27:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I have pictures ... I took ... of six carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin 1972 all together


14 posted on 10/20/2010 10:28:44 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama Psalms 109:8)
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To: Thunder90; Fennie

As unreliable as DEBKA has shown itself to be over many years, I question whether it should be permitted as a credible news source on Freerepublic? It’s not dissimilar to posting articles from The Onion in breaking news.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 10:31:52 AM PDT by lonevoice (Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music)
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To: JoeProBono

The Lincoln always get stuck in the Persian Gulf. It’s been in home port being resupplied, after coming back from the Gulf.

If the SHTF in the Middle East, the LINCOLN will be there, and (if history is any measure) get stuck with doing the majority of the work.


16 posted on 10/20/2010 10:38:41 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: lonevoice
As unreliable as DEBKA has shown itself to be over many years, I question whether it should be permitted as a credible news source on Freerepublic? It’s not dissimilar to posting articles from The Onion in breaking news.

The Onion gets posted as well and both provide great entertainment for FReepers.
17 posted on 10/20/2010 10:53:26 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: clamper1797

Sweet. Was this during the Christmas day bombings in 1972? What was the reason for so many carriers off of Vietnam?

I have pictures I took of the battleships New Jersey and Missouri together. That was quite a site...


18 posted on 10/20/2010 11:08:06 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: skeeter

So did I.A Nimitz class carrier can carry a minimum of 80 Attack aircraft Not to mention it’s ASW and AWACS birds.

Seems like disinformation to me.


19 posted on 10/20/2010 11:36:36 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Fennie

http://www.fox12idaho.com/Global/story.asp?S=13347856


20 posted on 10/20/2010 12:46:40 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Brad Ellsworth is giving Indiana a twofer.)
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To: UCANSEE2

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).


21 posted on 10/20/2010 12:54:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

This is so Photoshopped! The air boss and the captain would have exploding heads(and commands) if they ever allowed this.


22 posted on 10/20/2010 2:10:22 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Fennie

Does Obama know about this? Or Reid? Or Kerry? Or Fonda?


23 posted on 10/20/2010 6:11:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Fennie

I don’t know, but this sounds like a routine rotation.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 6:59:33 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: clamper1797

I was in the Gulf of Tonkin on a tin can from 04/72 thru 10/72. We plane guarded for several of the carriers over there when we weren’t providing NGFS.


25 posted on 10/20/2010 9:18:51 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: longhorn too; clamper1797
During Vietnam, Australia operated what had been its second aircraft carrier (HMAS Sydney) as a 'fast troop transport'.

As it was getting close to port, some American pilot saw it from a distance and reported an aircraft carrier approaching Vung Tau. This apparently caused a bit of consternation - the Americans knew they didn't have a carrier in the area, so whose could it be. An alert went out and a US fighter plane was dispatched to have a closer look.

He overflew the Sydney and reported back.

"I don't think we need to worry - it looks like it's about to launch a bunch of trucks at us."


26 posted on 10/21/2010 7:32:24 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
"I don't think we need to worry - it looks like it's about to launch a bunch of trucks at us."

Funny story. But those 6 byes can run you over!!!
27 posted on 10/22/2010 6:08:51 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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