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(USA/Gulf) What’s behind the significant build-up of US firepower in the Gulf (Alex Gatopoulos, Al Jazeera)

The last few weeks have seen a sharp build-up of American combat power in the Gulf.

Already home to the formidable 5th Fleet – based in Bahrain – the US Navy recently sent a powerful Ohio-class submarine, the USS Georgia, escorted by two guided-missile cruisers – the USS Port Royal and USS Philippine Sea – through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/14/the-massive-build-up-of-us-firepower-in-the-gulf-region