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Nuclear-Powered USS Nimitz Carrier Rerouted for Possible Syria Attack, Officials Say

September 1, 2013

Could Obama’s First Constitutional Abiding Maneuver To Seek Congressional Approval To Attack Syria, Be A Ploy To Buy Time To Position All Required Military Assets?

 

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ships in its strike group are heading west toward the Red Sea in case they’re needed to support a U.S. attack on Syria, defense officials told Reuters Sunday.

Nuclear Powered USS Nimitz Carrier Rerouted for Possible Syria Attack, Officials Say

U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is escorted to Busan port, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 11, 2013. (Credit: AP)

 

The Nimitz strike group includes four destroyers and a cruiser and is moving west in the Arabian Sea so it can enter the eastern Mediterranean if need be. The group had not yet entered the Red Sea Sunday evening, one official told Reuters.

“It’s about leveraging the assets to have them in place should the capabilities of the carrier strike group and the presence be needed,” said the official.

Nuclear Powered USS Nimitz Carrier Rerouted for Possible Syria Attack, Officials Say

Crew members stand on the deck of the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz upon arrival at Busan port, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 11, 2013. (Credit: AP)

President Barack Obama on Saturday delayed cruise missile strikes by five destroyers off the coast of Syria, Reuters says. Instead he’s waiting for congressional approval to attack Syria for what the White House says is the Assad regime’s recent use of the nerve agent Sarin.

The U.S. Navy beefed up its presence in the eastern Mediterranean over the past week, adding two destroyers to the trio that typically patrols the region. The five destroyers carry a combined 200 Tomahawk missiles, officials tell Reuters.

Credit To: Dave Urbanski / The Blaze

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