U.S. Ships in Eastern Mediterranean Eye War Role

(Washington Post) - None of the six aircraft carriers that fought in the 1991 Persian Gulf War operated in the Mediterranean, but that is likely to be different if another war occurs. Flying over Israel and Jordan would open a corridor for carrier-based warplanes to speed from the Mediterranean into the western Iraqi desert to shut down the ability of the Iraqi military to launch missiles or drone aircraft at Israel.

2003-01-13 00:00:00

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