USS Nimitz and Strike Group to Remain in Middle Eastern Waters

Acting Defense secretary responds to Iranian threats.

After retaliatory action was threatened by top Iranian officials against the United States on the one-year anniversary of the death of Quds Forces leader General Soleimani, the U.S. Department of Defense ordered the USS Nimitz and its strike force to return to the waters of the Middle East. The carrier had been returning from deployment off the coast of Somalia.

“Due to the recent threats issued by Iranian leaders against President Trump and other U.S. government officials, I have ordered the USS Nimitz to halt its routine redeployment. The USS Nimitz will now remain on station in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. No one should doubt the resolve of the United States of America.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the acting Defense secretary as he heads his department.
  • For U.S. military personnel serving in the Middle East.
  • For safety for the president and U.S. officials who were threatened by Iran.

Sources: US Naval Institute, Defense Department


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