USS ‘Harry S. Truman’ is crossing the Atlantic after leaving the US east coast following last week’s drills. The movement of the carrier, used during the Middle East mission in April, comes in the wake of US threats to Damascus.
Data provided by the US Naval Institute (USNI) on Monday showed the ship in the Atlantic roughly over 1,000km west of Ireland’s southern coast.
The previous position of the ship reported by the USNI the week before was not far from the US east coast. The aircraft carrier group with 6,500 sailors left its base in Norfolk and took part in “sustainment operations and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic” just over a week ago.
The warship’s Atlantic exercise comes after the White House warned earlier this month that it would respond “swiftly and appropriately” if the Syrian government used chemical weapons in its fight to secure Idlib.
That warning echoed an earlier vow by US National Security Advisor John Bolton that the US would “respond very strongly” if Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons “again.”
That comment came after the US and its allies accused Syria of being behind an alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma in April. The US, UK, and France launched joint missile strikes on Syrian targets in response. Russia, however, insists the alleged attack was staged by the rebel-linked White Helmets.
The journey of USS ‘Harry S. Truman’ comes after a trip to the Middle East in April, shortly after the US first pointed the finger at Damascus for the alleged chemical attack in Douma.
The US Navy touts the USS ‘Harry S. Truman’ as the “finest aircraft carrier in the fleet,” stating that it has a wide range of mission capabilities, including maritime security operations, crisis response and counter-terrorism operations.
Source: RT
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Yeah, the Truman, perfect pick.
The j**k of all time who nuked cities full of women and children in Japan, and gave Palestine to the Israeli aggressors. Also started the Cold War and set up the CIA and NSA.
Very symbolic choice.

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All CVN carry former POTUS names. If you think USN is into dubious symbolism when sending a ship somewhere, the USS George Bush is cooler for the region 😉

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He came to regret his derelict actions. In 1957 he expressly said that the founding of the CIA was a big mistake, saw establishing a Jewish state as a mistake, wanted a democracy for all Palestine’s citizens established there, and wanted to see the refugees go back to their homes. But Truman was defeated in these resolutions again and again by the Zionist lobby in American life. The detailed story comes from John B. Judis’s book Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict.

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The Israelis think that they broke the back of the Russian bear with this ”neat trick” of hiding behind the Il 20 and giving the Russians a b****y nose. Respects for the ”ingenuity” of the trick. The Americans think now is the time ripe to follow through. They think they caught the Russians in a moment of confusion , weak will & determination.

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Wrong conclusion from RT! Usually, there is ALWAYS a carrier fleet patrolling the Mediterranean sea… A few days ago, you still had 5 CVNs in maintenance which is the average number, 3 were in their ports and only 2 were patrolling, one near Japan/China, the other between Norfolk and the Caribbean area… This is NOT the use in USN deployment! The usual deployment is having at least a CVN for the Mediterranean, 1 for th Indian Ocean+Red Sea, one for the Pacific/China sea and one for the Atlantic, the 5th unit being of looser use meanwhile the 5 other CVNs… Read more »