An article Lucas Tomlinson from Foxnews.com reveals that there will not only be no U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in the Middle East, but there will be no American Aircraft Carriers deployed at sea anywhere else in the world, despite a host of worldwide threats facing the United States.
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and her strike group returned to Norfolk, Va. Friday after a seven-month deployment during which many air strikes were conducted against ISIS in Iraq and Syria from both the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Two destroyers, the USS Nitze and the USS Mason, in the strike group also saw combat when they were attacked in the Red Sea by “Iranian” backed Houthi forces in Yemen.
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The Author: Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel.
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