Nearly a month after Iran launched a rare direct military attack against U.S. forces in Iraq, an uneasy quiet has settled across the Mideast.
Watching fighter jets roar off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie believes he is surrounded by one of the reasons that Iran has dialed back its combat stance.
＇You're here because we don't want a war with Iran and nothing makes a potential adversary think twice about war than the presence of an aircraft carrier and the strike group that comes with it,＇McKenzie told the service members on board.＇So, we achieve deterrence, which is preventing Iran from starting a war.＇
A theory of war, especially regarding nuclear weapons.
※carrier strike group:
CSG, an operational formation of the United States Navy.
CSG is composed of an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron and a carrier air wing of 65 to 70 aircraft.