Israel National News, of all places, reports that the U.S.S. John C. Stennis (photo above) sails today from its homeport of Bremerton, Washington, bound for the Persian Gulf, where it will join the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower. This is the first time since the invasion of Iraq in 2003 that the U.S. will have two carrier groups in the region. Israel National News speculates that the U.S. is demonstrating to the Iranians that it will use force if necessary in order to stop the Iranian nuclear program.
The Hedgehog Blog wishes the Stennis, its support vessels and their crew smooth sailing, good hunting and a happy and safe voyage home.