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US Has 320 Tomahawk Missiles In Gulf And Arabian Sea
Vestnik Kavkaza ^ | February 15, 2012

Posted on 02/15/2012 10:31:45 AM PST by Strategy

US naval forces in the Gulf and the Arabian Sea have over 320 Tomahawk missiles, capable of hitting any target in Iran, Interfax reports.

The US Fifth Fleet has two groups of aircraft carriers headed by aircraft carriers Abraham Lincoln and Carl Vinson. The US naval forces in the region include two aircraft carriers, two cruisers with 26 cruise missiles each, four destroyers with 8-56 missiles each, two Annapolis submarines with 12 missiles and the Georgia with 154 Tomahawks.

Another aircraft group will arrive, headed by the aircraft carrier Enterprise, a missile cruiser and three destroyers. The total number of Tomahawks will exceed 430. They have a range of 1,600 km.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; iran; islam; israel; middleeast; navair

1 posted on 02/15/2012 10:31:56 AM PST by Strategy
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To: Strategy

loose lips, sink ships


2 posted on 02/15/2012 10:36:54 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: Strategy

That is an awful lot of our fish in a small rain barrel.

Does anybody believe this is being done in support of Israel?

Is someone planning to wag the Iranian dog?


3 posted on 02/15/2012 10:40:48 AM PST by DonnerT (After all is said and done, it is God's Will that will be done.)
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To: Strategy
The Georgia is an SSGN, but what's an "Annapolis submarine"?
4 posted on 02/15/2012 10:47:19 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Ditto, lol!


5 posted on 02/15/2012 10:50:07 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
loose lips, sink ships

Oh come on.

BJ Clinton used to shoot those off like 4th of July fireworks every time there was a bimbo eruption.

6 posted on 02/15/2012 10:50:36 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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two Annapolis(sic) submarines

WTFski? The USS Annapolis (SSN-760) is a Los Angeles class attack boat.

Reminds one of the old saying regarding the Soviet media:

There is no truth in Pravda and no news in Izvestia.

Below is the Annapolis doing it's part to torpedo the myth of AGW.

The US Navy attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) rests in the Arctic Ocean after surfacing through three feet of ice during Ice Exercise 2009 on March 21, 2009.

7 posted on 02/15/2012 10:51:09 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Strategy

Not exactly news, just a count of what these ships normally carry.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 10:51:21 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Strategy

Getting permission to use them, on the other hand...


9 posted on 02/15/2012 10:51:35 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

“The Georgia is an SSGN, but what’s an “Annapolis submarine”?”

I believe the writer got it confused with Los Angeles, or 688, class submarines, one of which is the Annapolis (SSN-760). The later submarines in this class, the 688i, have 12 Vertical Launching System (VLS) tubes which can be used for Tomahawk cruise missiles.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 10:57:10 AM PST by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: Strategy

Ready to take out another aspirin factory?


11 posted on 02/15/2012 11:20:25 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: DonnerT

It’s an election year. Sitting presidents during war time are very very hard to unseat.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 11:31:20 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Strategy

Not a lot of ordinance based on the need.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 11:39:49 AM PST by Shark24
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To: Strategy

Nuclear tipped? Maybe, this is how Obama is getting rid of all our nukes?


14 posted on 02/15/2012 11:54:22 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Shark24

Quite a bit of ordnance as well as ordinances re naval regulations.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 11:55:57 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I doubt the “Caucasus Journal” knows more about this than
the average bear...


16 posted on 02/15/2012 12:03:38 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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17 posted on 02/15/2012 12:13:53 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: JimRed

I wonder if the admirals have told President Limp Wrist about this?


18 posted on 02/15/2012 12:14:01 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: DonnerT
Is someone planning to wag the Iranian dog?
Preventing a country, whose leader has the declared intent to destroy the US and has killed hundreds of American, from getting nuclear weapons is not "wagging the dog". Regardless of who is president, it is a rational, if not the only rational, action. Country trumps politics.
19 posted on 02/15/2012 4:04:32 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: A.A. Cunningham
WTFski?

Needs adding to my online vocabulary :-)

20 posted on 02/15/2012 4:11:18 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Israel has dispatched a number of naval vessels into the Arabian Sea. The Israeli vessels have been positioned at the mouth of the Gulf of Oman.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 7:26:43 PM PST by Strategy
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Thanks Strategy.
22 posted on 02/16/2012 3:28:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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