Almost half of the US's 277 warships are stationed close to Iran, including two aircraft carrier groups. The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise left Virginia last week for the Gulf. A Pentagon spokesman said it was to replace the USS Nimitz and there would be no overlap that would mean three carriers in Gulf at the same time.
No decision on military action is expected until next year. In the meantime, the state department will continue to pursue the diplomatic route.
Monday, July 16, 2007
With a new anti-Iran propaganda campaign underway the UK Guardian reports Cheney has won his last battle - Bush is planning an attack on Iran for next year.