Report: USS Nimitz re-routed for possible Syria action

http://twitter.com/#!/ReutersWorld/status/374338399571685376

Reuters has the scoop:

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ships in its strike group are heading west toward the Red Sea to help support a limited U.S. strike on Syria, if needed, defense officials said on Sunday.

The Nimitz carrier strike group, which includes four destroyers and a cruiser, has no specific orders to move to the eastern Mediterranean at this point, but is moving west in the Arabian Sea so it can do so if asked.

“It’s about leveraging the assets to have them in place should the capabilities of the carrier strike group and the presence be needed,” said the official.

“We try to reduce the physics of time and space so we can be as ready as possible should we be needed,” said a second official, cautioning that decisions about ship positioning in the Mediterranean were still being finalized.

Whelp, Syria and Assad have another heads-up.

http://twitter.com/#!/Ry2Stevens/status/374349883710271489
http://twitter.com/#!/weddady/status/374327844488622080
http://twitter.com/#!/robertcobrien/status/374322128914374658

Keep all our men and women serving in the Nimitz carrier strike group — and everywhere around the world — in your thoughts and prayers.

http://twitter.com/#!/dirtytrainers/status/374346440752889856
http://twitter.com/#!/BrooklynJuggler/status/374324427997335552

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/01/report-uss-nimitz-re-routed-for-possible-syria-action-relatives-of-those-onboard-ask-for-prayers/

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