The U.S. Navy has reduced its carrier presence in the Persian Gulf as the Obama administration seeks to complete a nuclear deal with Iran.
The Navy denies it has reduced its strength in the strategically vital waterway, let alone done so to help diplomatic efforts, and it points to an increase in the number of smaller ships that are regularly patrolling at close quarters with Iranian vessels.
But records show that the U.S.S. Harry Truman, now the sole aircraft carrier in the region, has spent more time outside the Persian Gulf in the last six months than inside it.
Just a year ago, the Navy had placed two carriers in the region.
In addition, a Navy source familiar with the issue said the Truman isn’t spending as much time in the Persian Gulf as its predecessors, and that this is intended to give space for negotiators to work on the nuclear deal.
The Commander-in-Chief has got to be the most uninformed in history!!!!!
He's not uninformed, he watches MSNBC...
Isn't it B.O.M.S.N.B.C.
I guess we are running away from the all powerful Iran now. Obama is becoming more of an international joke every day.
His whole made-up life is a joke. But, he's doing exactly what his puppet master(s) are directing him to do - destroy America and turn us into a 3rd World Country. Sadly, he appears to be advancing the elitist cause while the sheeple watch MSNBC and drink the Kool-Aid.
Correction.....He's turning America into a third world toilet.....and Iran will be the first to shit on us !!
John Erker , In case you are one of the uninformed , here's a NEWS FLASH FOR YOU ! We The People have a fraud and usurper sitting in the White House going by the name of barack hussein obama using a stolen social security number, forged birth certificate and forged selective service registration card to prove he is a legal sitting US President . The Commander-in- Chief as you call him, IS A FRAUD AND USURPER !
Charles, Correct ! A more accurate title would be: the occupant of the WH. IMHO.
It is a shame we can not trust our politicians or our military anymore !
Iran has let the US know how it, as a sovereign nation, feels about the US Navy, with its weapons of mass destruction, patrolling or "trolling" the Iranian coast, year after year, decade after decade. The Iranian navy gave us some of our own medicine with its recent Atlantic maneuvers and tough talk to go with it. We should always remember that what's fair for the goose is fair for the gander. Countering the moves of the Iranian navy in the Atlantic is no big problem for the US, but it does take costly resources to do it, and the Pentagon decided, wisely, to ease up on Iran in the Gulf, a positive result demanded by cost-benefit analysis.