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U.S. Sends Aircraft Carrier to Persian Gulf in Show of Force Against Iran

WASHINGTON—A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group will arrive in the Middle East within days, U.S. defense officials said, ending the longest period in two decades that such a military presence has been absent from the region.

The USS John C. Stennis and accompanying ships will arrive by this week’s end, the first such military presence in the region in eight months, the officials said, to exhibit a show of force against Iran. Tensions between Washington and Tehran are growing over renewed Trump administration sanctions on the... NOTE: Sinnpet only!! the full article for subscribers only