Monday, May 07, 2007

Still Three Carriers

As I noted before, we will have three carriers within strike range of Iran while we rotate a replacement carrier into the Arabian Sea:

The USS Nimitz and the ships in its strike group were expected within two days to replace the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, said Navy Cmdr. Kevin Aandahl of the Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet.

The San Diego, Calif.-based Nimitz will join aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, now on patrol in the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.
Tony Blair will step down soon. It is now or never if my hunch from last summer is correct.