The decision to seek a Congressional authorization to attack Syria theoretically puts America’s war on hold for another nine days, but the Obama Administration isn’t sitting back during that time.
Instead, officials say that the USS Nimitz and its entire carrier strike group have been ordered out of the Indian Ocean toward Syria, with an eye on adding “capabilities” to the potential US attack.
The US had a handful of warships in the area around Syria in anticipation of a war last week, but this deployment is a dramatic escalation of forces in the area. It also hints that the US may be intending to use warplanes in the attack instead of just missile strikes.
The USS Nimitz and its group were conducting “support” operations for the US occupation of Afghanistan. It is so far unclear if the US intends to deploy any replacement for the ongoing Afghan War.
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