We just doubled our attack jet presence in the Middle East
Hmm I dunno. Is the target here Iran? Or Russia? I’m inclined to think that Biden believes that the that he can win the war with Russia through Gaza? My thoughts aren’t very well developed but Biden was clearly linking both wars in his speech.
With all due respect, Iran has popped off first, on this matter-making a not-so-veiled threat to Israel-which the Islamic regime has said, repeatedly, it wants to "push into the sea". Maybe people feel sorry for the Islamic Republic. I don't-especially as my fellows in faith, the Baha'is of Iran-as well as Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Druzes, Sufis- and Sunni Muslims-have been systemically persecuted by said regime, since its ascendancy in 1979.
Ken, do you think having a second carrier strike group is basically a message to Russia, kind of, "Vladimir Vladimirich, do you >really< want a U.S. carrier in the Black Sea?"
My Pentagon? Never!