The Patriot Files Forums  

Go Back   The Patriot Files Forums > Military News > Navy

Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2019, 09:53 AM
Boats's Avatar
Boats Boats is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 15,637
Arrow US deploys Patriot battery, additional warship to the region

US deploys Patriot battery, additional warship to the region

As tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran, the Pentagon has authorized the deployment of a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East • ’USS Arlington’ will join the ‘USS Abraham Lincoln’ carrier strike group.

Photo link:
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier 'USS Abraham Lincoln' (CVN-72) underway in the Atlantic Ocean during a strait transit exercise on Jan. 30, 2019. Credit: US Navy.

(May 12, 2019 / JNS) The U.S. Defense Department has announced that the United States will deploy a Patriot missile battery and an additional warship to the Middle East as tensions between Iran and America ramp up over Pentagon allegations that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was planning an attack on American forces or interests in the region.

The United States removed Patriot missile batteries from Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan in late 2018.

The USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group is now in the Red Sea, having been moved to the region earlier this week after U.S. officials said Iran had moved short-range ballistic missiles onto boats on its shore.

On Friday, the Pentagon said the transport ship USS Arlington would replace the USS McHenry in the region ahead of schedule. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit will also be dispatched. The destroyer USS McFaul and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard have been moved from the Red Sea to the Strait of Hormuz, two B-52 bombers have arrived in Qatar and several U.S. F-35 fighter jets have been sent to the UAE.

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

sendpm.gif Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.