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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:13 PM

3. Considering we have air-bases in Turkey. Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia...

And a bomber base in Diego Garcia, plus carrier fleets in the Indian Ocean and Med...I don't see a second carrier fleet in the Persian Gulf as a necessity. I'm not even sure that one is a necessity, seeing as its major purpose is to provoke Iran.

A few destroyers to watch over US shipping, and a couple minesweepers to make sure Hormuz stays clear is sufficient. There is plenty of air power and missiles already in place to respond to Irani aggression without the need of carriers.

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