The US Military moved a Capital ship, the Carrier USS Essex, out of the Middle East, sending it to the Philippine Sea.  This move means that, currently, the Middle East has no US Capital ship at present, and the 5th Fleet is also now without any carrier in support of it.

No U.S. capital ship in Middle East after Essex group departs for Philippine Sea

From www.upi.com
2022-01-11 17:39:11



 The Middle East has no U.S. capital ship since the three-ship Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit recently left the area.

After deploying on Aug. 12 and operating in the Middle East region since late September, the Essex ARG, and the 11th MEU left the region last week, according to USNI News’ Fleet and Marine Tracker.

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