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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

The US is sending more firepower to the Middle East to check Iran — here are the weapons the US has sent that way

The US has sent a carrier strike group, bombers, fighters, and ground troops to counter Iran, and just announced it's sending more forces.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Indian Ocean, January 18, 2012.

Here’s why the US aircraft carrier sent to confront Iran isn’t sailing up to its doorstep

The US military sent tons of firepower to the Middle East as a show of force to Iran, but it is holding back amid fears tensions could boil over.

A US carrier strike group has been flexing its muscles in a show of force to Iran

Over the weekend, as President Trump warned Iran, a US carrier group joined forces with an amphibious ready group in a big show of force near Iran.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Indian Ocean, January 18, 2012.

A heavily armed US carrier strike group has moved into position near Iran as tensions mount

The carrier strike group is moving closer to Iran as the US sends loads of firepower to deter Iran from attacking US interests.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Indian Ocean, January 18, 2012.

Why the US suddenly decided to send an aircraft carrier and bombers to check Iran

The US got intel hinting at a possible Iranian attack on US interests, so Washington decided to move additional firepower to the region as a warning.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze conducts a Mk 45 5-inch gun shoot as part of Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, November 4, 2018.

A Navy strike group is doing ‘Top Gun’-like training on the East Coast for the first time — a sign the US is thinking about fighting...

The Navy has developed advanced training to prepare surface warfare officers for high-end combat, and flattops on both coasts are doing it.
Sailors watch the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis sail alongside the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, May 5, 2015.

The Navy is moving its aircraft carriers to ready them for a potential fight with China and Russia — here’s where they’re headed

The US Navy is revamping its approach to carrier deployments in order to add flexibility and unpredictably. Amid that broader change in strategy, three of the service's 11 carriers are changing where they call home.

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with a video of his namesake aircraft carrier doing donuts and hairpin turns at high speed

Aircraft carriers are surprisingly fast and agile as is evident by this footage of the USS Abraham Lincoln basically doing donuts in the open ocean.
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean with ships assigned to Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 combined task force as part of a photo exercise north of Hawaii.

7 US aircraft carriers are at sea for the first time in years — here’s what they’re doing

Three are on previously planned operational deployments in the Western Pacific, while the other four are on training operations in the Pacific and the Atlantic.