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Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups Leaves Middle East Amid Tensions With Iran

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups Leaves Middle East Amid Tensions With Iran

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On February 2, the Pentagon announced that the USS Nimitz carrier strike group had departed the Middle Eastern region. The aircraft carrier is currently heading towards its home port. The USS Nimitz was deployed in the region in the last weeks of the Trump presidency amid the dramatic tensions with Iran.

This move allegedly should signal the US willingness to de-escalate the situation in the region. However, behind this move the Biden administration rejected the Trump-era policies aimed at reducing the US military presence in conflict zones in the Greater Middle East.

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