DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 8, 2013, 6:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
A new US-led contingency headquarters for joint US, Israeli, Jordanian and Turkish operations inside Syria will go into action if any or all these allies should come under chemical or biological attack. This was the upshot of the talks US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held with visiting Israeli defense Minister Ehud Barak at the Pentagon Tuesday, March 5. Hagel forecast imminent chemical warfare that would be kicked off by Al Qaeda-linked militias to further their territorial expansion plans and quickly spill over Syria's borders..
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2010, 10:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
Shortly before the Six Power talks with Iran resumed this week, US President Barack Obama ordered the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier to withdraw from Guff waters opposite Iran and redeploy in the Aegean Sea. This action signaled Washington's switch to the search for middle ground on the nuclear controversy through diplomatic engagement - just six weeks after he opted for a build-up of military pressure on Tehran, debkafile's military sources report.
DEBKAfile Special Report August 11, 2010, 12:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
To meet increasingly defiant Iranian threats to US regional military forces, Washington has detached the USS Truman carrier from support duty for Afghanistan in the Arabian Sea and reassigned it to Dubai opposite the Gulf of Oman and the Straits of Hormuz with thousands of marines aboard.
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 21, 2010, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2010, 7:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
An armada of 11 US warships and one Israeli vessel passed through the Suez Canal Friday June 18 on their way to the Persian Gulf, debkafile's military sources report. The fleet was led by the USS Harry Truman carrier and its Strike Group.