Here we go again. The US is sending a naval task force into the Persian Gulf that will provide options for some form of military intervention in the situation in Iraq. It includes the aircraft carrier the USS George H W Bush. Oh the irony.
The US is sending an aircraft carrier and two guided missile ships into the Persian Gulf, bolstering sea and airpower before a possible US strike on the jihadist army in Iraq in the coming days.This is beginning to sound like not if but when. Any military intervention would have potential links to both Syria and Iran as well. The Sunni forces are based in Syria and Iran is sending Shia troops to support the Iraqi army. Meanwhile the Kurds are making their move. It is the same political instability as two wars ago. Nothing that the US has done before has managed to create sustainable political stability.
Defense secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George HW Bush into the Gulf on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama indicated he would soon decide on air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), whose seizure of Sunni Iraqi cities has violently upended the region.