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Pentagon chief: I gave the order to suspend the transfer of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz from the Middle East

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Acting head of the Pentagon Christopher Milli spoke about the decision on the US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which had been sent earlier to the Middle East. Recall that in the United States, this kind of shipment was argued by "the need to respond to the threat from Iran." Washington expected Iran to launch missile strikes on American bases in the region on the anniversary of the death of General Qasem Soleimani.


According to Milli, a decision was made to cancel the redeployment of Nimitz from the Middle East.

The head of the Pentagon:

We sent the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz to secure the withdrawal of our troops from Somalia. Since threats are heard from Tehran both against us and against our allies, I made a decision to suspend the redeployment of an aircraft carrier from the Middle East. I gave the appropriate order.

And in an order dated December 31, the same Christopher Millie ordered to transfer the USS Nimitz to the shores of the United States.

Due to the fact that the head of the Pentagon made a different decision, they started talking about a possible intervention from Israel. There were statements that "Israel is trying to involve the United States during the presidency of Donald Trump in a military campaign with Iran." The US administration claims that these statements "do not correspond to reality."

For reference: the aircraft carrier Nimitz entered service over 45 years ago. Its standard displacement is about 98,5 thousand tons. More than 5 thousand people can be on board, including more than 2 thousand servicemen from the air wing. The aircraft carrier is powered by 2 Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors. The total capacity of power plants is 260 thousand hp. Aviation wing - about 90 aircraft and helicopters.
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 4 January 2021 07: 28
    +1
    Israel wants to bomb Iran, but one is afraid, wants the US to bomb too smile Everything you need to know about Israel.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 4 January 2021 07: 44
      +4
      Quote: Pessimist22
      Israel wants to bomb Iran, but one is afraid, wants the US to bomb too

      The tail wags the dog!
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 4 January 2021 08: 29
        +4
        There will be no bombing of Iran. The Persians are able to "return" to give, at least the oil trade in the Persian Gulf - just to stop. The "real" decisive ones will not agree to this ... although it would be a plus for Russia, and Oil will go up in price tremendously, and Iran (which for some reason was almost named as Russia's "allies" by some) will weaken.
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 4 January 2021 09: 20
          0
          And in an order dated December 31, the same Christopher Millie ordered to transfer the USS Nimitz to the shores of the United States.

          No way to fight the blacks. And then they completely unbelted laughing
          1. Bad_gr
            Bad_gr 4 January 2021 10: 22
            +4
            Quote: Pessimist22
            Everything you need to know about Israel.

            1. Iris
              Iris 4 January 2021 13: 41
              -2
              Everything you need to know in principle.

            2. Iris
              Iris 4 January 2021 14: 04
              -1
              But not about Israel wink

    2. Iris
      Iris 4 January 2021 14: 07
      -1
      There is no need to bomb all Iran. And the key targets - if they wanted - would have been bombed long ago.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 5 January 2021 06: 35
        -1
        Iris (Beretta)
        Yesterday, 14: 07
        NEW

        -1
        There is no need to bomb all Iran. And the key targets - if they wanted - would have been bombed long ago.
        The hotel is not yours, but Merikatos's. tongue And while the owner keeps on a short leash, not only "bomb", you dare not fart. bully
        1. Iris
          Iris 9 January 2021 01: 18
          -1
          Not mine, Jewish. They wanted to spit on the staff. And even more so on your "collective unconscious".
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 4 January 2021 07: 34
    +4
    It is possible that Israel's ears are sticking out there. Why did they send a submarine towards the Persian Gulf? To intercept the Iranian supply base for the Houthis? There in Yemen, Turkey, Iran, Qatar through the Houthis with the Saudis, the United Arab Emirates, the United States so famously clashed. Voyuyut by someone else's hands. Israel was noted for the preparation of the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates. Te, too, are fighting against the Houthis with someone else's hands. "Veseluha", you can't figure it out without a bottle!
  3. Mr.dimadroll
    Mr.dimadroll 4 January 2021 07: 37
    0
    Want to "write off" an old trough, how did the twin towers write off on 11?
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 4 January 2021 08: 43
      -2
      Quote: Mr. dimadroll
      how the twin towers were written off on 11 .09

      As soon as they drive another one and put them next to the priest, there will be no doubts! wassat
  4. askort154
    askort154 4 January 2021 08: 51
    +5
    Before Biden's inauguration, another half a month. Trump is "bloodily" tied to Israel, which wants, like a moray eel, to jump out from behind the US and launch a joint air strike on Iran. The other day, the United States bought two "iron domes" from Israel to transfer to Iraq to strengthen its air defense base there. Trump as a curtain, will make a surprise response to the Democrats. This option cannot be ruled out, given that the US army, for the most part, is on Trump's side.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 4 January 2021 09: 03
      0
      Trump is blood-tied to Israel
      So he danced the "sword dance" with the Arabs. I would also understand if they had a conscription army, as in the days of Vietnam. So, under the war, it would be possible to dispose of almost all of their marginals. And so it will turn out to be a petty dirty trick. But still Americans are afraid, afraid. There is nothing to say.
      1. pyc.arpeccop tornado 150
        pyc.arpeccop tornado 150 5 January 2021 00: 10
        +1
        Vietnam has raised a wave. From the amers and here it was breathless. Of course, Nixon was not washed away by Woodstock, but his stream in Watorgate was splashing. And who exactly should the Republicans dispose of? At the call, the negroes will not get to the front now. God forbid they hurt. And whites with guns, this is exactly Trump's electorate.
    2. pyc.arpeccop tornado 150
      pyc.arpeccop tornado 150 4 January 2021 13: 46
      +1
      If he drags the Democrats into a conflict, which they supposedly do not want, under the curtain, then the chances for him, without consequences for himself, to sit out after the presidency on a ranch are very small.
      Read, just stay, not recognizing the elections, dragging you into a serious external conflict, so as not to let the internal one flare up.
    3. Charik
      Charik 4 January 2021 15: 22
      -1
      And the Dome was unloaded by a case not in America - the article was yesterday-the day before yesterday
  5. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 4 January 2021 08: 55
    -1
    I remember that for the war with Iraq, the Americans drove 5 aircraft carriers, and another 1500 attack aircraft were placed at airfields. I’m not talking about several thousand tanks and half a million soldiers.
    And here against the whole of Iran, one pitiful aircraft carrier, now America is crumbling.
    1. Airdefense
      Airdefense 4 January 2021 09: 53
      +3
      So Iran is now also an ear on feet of clay, not so long ago there were massive protests all over Iran against the government caused primarily by economic problems. The USSR collapsed without a single bombing at all.
    2. askort154
      askort154 4 January 2021 10: 14
      +2
      Dmitry Makarov And here against the whole of Iran, one pitiful aircraft carrier, now America is crumbling.

      They have no mission to get involved in a full-scale war with Iran.
      Israel's goal (via the US) is to put Iran "in place" by weakening its influence on the BW. They dream of punishing Iran using the tactics they used in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya. There will be no land attacks. Besides, in the Iranian General Staff, there are probably "rats", like those around Hussein.
      Today Iran is the only state openly "snapping" at the United States and Israel. Therefore, they sleep and see how to punish him ostentatiously to the whole world.
      They have been carefully preparing for this for more than one year. The Ukrainian plane shot down in Iran is their check of the Iranian air defense. No wonder 6 F-35s were "patrolling" at this time, near the border of Iran. They looked for weak points in Iran's air defense, and found them. Everything was present there - betrayal, slovenliness, and distortion of the real picture on the radar. hi
      1. Iris
        Iris 4 January 2021 14: 23
        -2
        With regard to Iran, Israel has two tasks: to cut off the hands of the IRGC in supplying Hezbollah with missiles and to cut off the head of the Iranian nuclear project. And with one, and with another task, they will perfectly cope with themselves, as they did before in such cases.
        The staff members with regard to Iran have their own tasks - to confirm their role as the absolute defender of the Sunni monarchies from Shiite expansion. Not even an hour will not be able to - the "orange" wave will roll over the Persian Gulf.
        Nobody acts by anyone's "hands": the scale of tasks is too different.
        And I will not comment on the plane - this is nonsense, and even blasphemous, sorry.
    3. hydrox
      hydrox 4 January 2021 16: 56
      0
      It's not about the aircraft carrier, but about the presence of several battalions of combat-ready S-300 (S-400 ??) - so the losses in equipment and HP will be very serious. In addition, Iran has a little melee to protect our toys.
      So a dashing victory in a small war among the minke whales does not work out now ... laughing
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 4 January 2021 10: 40
    -2
    There were statements that "Israel is trying to involve the US during the presidency of Donald Trump in a military campaign with Iran ".
    No wonder they say: "There is no smoke without fire!"
  7. pyc.arpeccop tornado 150
    pyc.arpeccop tornado 150 4 January 2021 12: 55
    0
    Trump has decided to announce his election victory and is suspending the withdrawal of the aircraft carrier. The next move, the declaration of a state of emergency and the start of the war with Iran. With the pretext for the anniversary of the assassination of Soleimani, it will be much easier than even with the "discovery" of weapons of mass destruction for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 or with the "capture" of the German radio station in Gleiwitz for the beginning by Germany WWII.
  8. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 4 January 2021 12: 57
    -1
    At the moment, despite the sanctions, the United States and the Jews should not butt with Iran, they do not want to receive unacceptable damage both in terms of military forces and reputation.

    And something tells me that Iran has a couple of trump aces in its sleeves.
    1. Iris
      Iris 4 January 2021 14: 29
      -2
      What kind of "unacceptable damage" is there .. You need to retire - babysit your grandchildren (I'm talking about Grand Ayatollah Seyed Aliya Hosseinia Khameneia)

      There are holes in their sleeves, but there are plenty of them.
  9. Charik
    Charik 4 January 2021 15: 51
    -1
    another small-capped defender appeared
    1. Iris
      Iris 4 January 2021 16: 54
      -1
      Well, run away from here - you see how evil everyone is here)) tongue
  10. Charik
    Charik 4 January 2021 19: 27
    -2
    And what would be more correct - Transfer or Transfer, transfer-like through the air?