The United States military presence in the Persian Gulf has not been matching with President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric, according to military experts.
A report published on the Wall Street Journal website on Monday said American troops in the Persian Gulf were lesser in force than what US President Donald Trump’s tough anti-Iran rhetoric would require.
Trump and his administration have been steadily ramping up their rhetoric on the threat posed by Iran; however, the US military has scaled back its presence in the Persian Gulf, according to officials and military experts cited by the Journal.
According to officials familiar with carrier deployments, there has been no US aircraft carrier strike group in the Persian Gulf since March — the longest period of time in two decades that a carrier hasn’t traveled those waters, the Journal reported.
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