Two aircraft carriers-the Eisenhower and the Truman-will remain in the Persian Gulf region as a warning to Iran against retaliation for U.S. airstrikes.
‘We're going to keep the carriers for a while’ to signal to Iran that retaliation would bring a massive response, said Gen. Frank McKenzie.
The U.S. is in the process of moving Patriot anti-missile batteries into Iraq and it will be ‘some days’ before they became operational.
There were no Patriot batteries in Iraq when Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on Jan. 8, resulting in traumatic brain injuries to more than 100 U.S. troops.
Action taken in response to an attack, insult or provocation.
Transmit information or instructions by means of a gesture, action, or sound.
The tit-for-tat strikes potentially signal another cycle of violence between Washington and Tehran that could play out inside Iraq.