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Tuesday, 17 January 2006 16:05
War Ahead or Just Training?

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- Not to be an alarmist about such things, but we have one Reader who spends a lot of his time watching public information about the US military.  Today, he notes the following:   ... almost everything that can carry a Marine is now at sea.  Enough stuff is now out to fully outfit an additional five (5) Marine Expeditionary Strike Forces.


All 8 LSD's are out

  6 of the 8 LPD's are out (1 was scheduled for retirement this spring and
another 1 in Aug so I don't even know those two (2) are capable of going to

  4 of our 7 LHD's (new model mini carrier) and 3 of our 5 LHA (old model mini
carrier) are out (enough for one for each real and each potential ESG).

  The Marines are MOVING.


  http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/news/.www/status.html  as of January 17,

  Carriers: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Persian Gulf USS Abraham Lincoln
(CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean

  Command Ships: USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) - Atlantic Ocean

  Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) [13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
(MEU) (SOC)] USS Tarawa (LHA 1) - Indian Ocean USS Cleveland (LPD 7) - Indian
Ocean USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) - Indian Ocean

  Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) [22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
(MEU) (SOC)] USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Arabian Sea USS Austin (LPD 4) - Persian
Gulf USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) - Arabian Sea

  Amphibious Warfare Ships:

  USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean USS Essex (LHD 2) - Pacific Ocean USS
Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean USS Iwo
Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean USS Ogden (LPD 5) - Pacific Ocean USS Juneau
(LPD 10) - East China Sea USS Nashville (LPD 13) - Atlantic Ocean USS San
Antonio (LPD 17) - Gulf of Mexico USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) - Atlantic
Ocean USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) - Pacific Ocean USS Comstock (LSD 45) -
Pacific Ocean USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) - East China Sea USS Oak Hill (LSD
51) - Atlantic Ocean USS Germantown (LSD 42) - Pacific Ocean

Could Iran (or somewhere else) be about to "go hot?"  We're watching for the
last few days of the month into first week of Feb in part because of the
movement of forces, partly because of the dark of the moon then, and because
the web bots say something unexpected is coming around then...  Now, place
your bets: Is this a bluff?  You saw our reports of air units moving to the
Middle East we reported last week, right?


Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2006 16:05

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