April 9th, 2012
07:27 PM ET

USS Enterprise heads to Persian Gulf

The carrier group is heading to the Gulf and our CNN national security experts note that this is a typical Navy maneuver that happens as carrier groups rotate to new positions around the globe.

This is the final deployment for the Enterprise, which will be inactivated and eventually decommissioned, according to a Navy press release.

This does come at a time that relations with Iran are fraying. We called the Navy today to ask if there is any connection. They did not get back to us right away. If they do, we will update this.

Do you know anything about the mission of the carrier group? Do you have a view on U.S.-Iran relations? Comment below.

Filed under: Iran • Military • U.S. Navy
soundoff (263 Responses)
  1. Becki

    Do you have any idea what OPSEC is or do you just enjoy trying to put our service members further into harms way? Operations Security, or OPSEC, is keeping potential adversaries from discovering our critical information. As the name suggests, it protects our operations – planned, in progress,and those completed. Success depends on secrecy and surprise, so the military can accomplish the mission faster and with less risk. Our adversaries want our information, and they don’t concentrate on only soldiers to get it.

    April 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Shooter1818

    CNN, by asking that question, it is obvious that you don't care about the well being of US Service members, nor do you care to contribute to the success of their very difficult mission; a mission which they painstakingly undertake so that you, and all the other media organizations, may freely exercise your right to freedom of the press. The fact that you solicit information in an open forum that obviously violates operational security clearly demonstrates this fact. Those of you who would actually answer any of the questions these hacks might ask are just as uncaring or incredibly naive to think that loose lips don't in fact sinks ships.

    April 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rvrfshr

      Have to agree with you Shooter.

      May 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mitchell McAleer

    All the psychobabble about operational security ignores the fact that the persian gulf is a narrow stretch of water where a gigantic vessel like the Enterprise can be seen, easily, and that this press release is propaganda intended to be a threat to Iranian interests who express intent to close the strait of Hormuz. Last I checked the USA has no contiguous borders on the red sea, if you all were seriously concerned about your children in the military, you might consider complaining about the FUBAR mission, and not the reality of their impending sacrifice for a war based on another lie, like the WMD in Iraq, and the Gulf of Tonkin.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Peter

    USS Enterprise. Ordered: 15 November 1957. Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. Cost: $451.3 million. Buying the boat is cheap , as any boat owner will tell you . This is another example of DOD lobyists sucking up taxes , get Bernanke to tell the fed to print some more dollars .

    May 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
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