On October 19, General Michael “Erik” Kurilla, commander of the Unites States Central Command (CENTCOM) paid a rare visit to the USS West Virginia, an Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, at an undisclosed location at sea in international waters in the Arabian Sea.
West Virginia is one of six ballistic-missile submarines stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. The submarine is capable of carrying up to 24 Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles with multiple nuclear warheads.
In a statement, the CENTCOM said that Gen. Kurilla met with Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, commander of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet and the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, during the visit. The commander also received a demonstration of the capabilities of the submarine, which operates globally under U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM).
“I was thoroughly impressed with the crew of the USS West Virginia; these sailors represent the highest level of professionalism, expertise, and discipline across the U.S. military,” said Kurilla. “These submarines are the crown jewel of the nuclear triad, and the West Virginia demonstrates the flexibility, survivability, readiness, and capability of USCENTCOM and USSTRATCOM forces at sea.”
Gen. Kurilla’s visit to the USS West Virginia came amid rising tensions with Iran, whom the U.S. recently accused of providing support for the ongoing Russian special military operation in Ukraine.
The visit also came as NATO began its long-planned annual nuclear exercises in northwestern Europe. Fourteen of NATO member countries are taking part in the exercises, which are conducted around the same time every year. The exercises involve fighter jets capable of carrying nuclear warheads as well B-52 long-range bombers of the U.S. Air Force.
The U.S. rarely disclose the location of its nuclear submarines. Gen. Kurilla’s visit to the USS West Virginia was likely meant as a message to both Iran and Russia.
“The U.S. rarely disclose the location of its nuclear submarines. Gen. Kurilla’s visit to the USS West Virginia was likely meant as a message to both Iran and Russia.”…
YES it “rarely” does which means SouthFront loses it’s objectivity with fluff pieces like this one!
Unfortunately neither Russia nor Iran or China really cares about the so called show of force. The reason is very simple. The USA has a pattern which is obvious from many years of war in many countries.
When the USA feels confident it can win a battle it quietly goes in and attacks. When it cannot do anything, it comes up with “show of force”
Hence the opposite message is being shown to Iran. Iran knows this. Iran attacked a US military base in Iraq. You would think the USA would react. The expectation was the USA will attack Iran do that Iran can test its nuclear weapon over Tel Aviv. Why waste a perfectly good hydrogen bomb in a cave just to send a message when you can take out your enemy all at once.
Iran and Russia has its own “messages” to US forces 😂
Filthy jews and filthy commies should go defcon on each other, in order that they die in their history shitstain lies, that cant be removed (except by gassing).
They both go defcon on your ass
America just can’t stop meddling. Especially when Jews are in charge.
Adaptation produced the characteristically huge JuNose, always sticking it in peoples business
Has Vladolf a big nose? I don’t see anyone more than him sticking his nose where it not belongs!
Not as big as yours.
Exactly everything is smaller with you, your wallet, your brain and your tiny Willy, you said it yourself.
Aren’t they going to show their submarines near Russia or China? Oh wait…
The world’s “best” army is trying to scare Iran/Russia and still failing to achieve anything against both countries. In 2019, Iran showed a video of their drone dating back to 2016 of how close Iran’s drones got to the US aircraft carrier. For weeks YT would ban anyone that showed that video and the US said it was fake and nothing to see here.
A few years ago the US claimed Iranian drones were photoshopped and fake. Now somehow Russia using Iranian drones that are deadly? Zionists really fuked the US huh.
Its also ironic that the US demands that Iran must not sell drones to it’s Russian Ally, whilst the US sends arms to Ukraine.
Ukraine is attacked by a Vladolf the Nazi and defend themselves, Iran is a terrorist dictatorship state. But of course you can’t understand the difference.
The EU and US have laws to not arm countries such as KSA (with offensive weapons) but they bypass those laws by selling weapons in parts.
They know how crazy they sound and they don’t care anymore. They are down so bad to the point that they are trying to use Iran nuclear deal, which is a dead deal and the irony is the US thinks they are still part of the deal.
Also, the UN arms embargoes on Iran expired back in 2020, they can sell and buy weapons as they wish, it got nothing to do with the West.
Even though everything you say is valid. It doesn’t matter…
I’m the son of a USN fighter pilot who said to me 40 years ago “then”… That if it ever got to a shooting match in Eastern Europe and NATO aircraft carriers were “operating” within the Black Sea violating the Montreaux Convention(s) they would ALL be sitting ducks for Russian medium and long range conventional and nuclear missiles at “some point” in the “escalation”!…
When NATO sends a trillion dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine, it is Definitely_Not_a_Participant (TM).
When Iran purportedly sends Russia a few remote-control planes, it is a Crime_Against_Humanity_Aggressor_Invader_Bad_Guy (TM).
If sending military equipment is in fact equal to participation, as Russia has maintained, then Western voters need to wonder how their ruling regimes just sent them to war against a major world power with absolutely zero debate, voting, oversight, or tolerated dissent.
LOL, a message to Russia and Iran? Containing what threat? Go ahead big boy, use one of those things…let the world know that Joe’s politics are worth nuclear war. *golf clap*
Better he visit his graveyard in his hometown, since it will also become a waste land when Russian launch their ballistic nuclear warhead.
Yankee jealous want to buy some ayatollah’s dronies too! Oh Boy SF is soo timely with the reporting has highest ambitions be last kid on block.
What a pathetic display of desperation. The US has no options left on Iran. The US military can’t conventionally attack Iran because it would drive oil prices upwards of 250 a barrel, and they sure as heck won’t use nukes because then Russia will have the perfect excuse to nuke Ukraine into submission quickly.
US boomers on deployment never get “social calls”. So this boomer apparently needed some new orders, and those orders needed enough weight behind them to require CENTCOM’s commanding general to deliver them in person. So this stinks…
A ballistic trajectory from the northern Arabian sea to Ukraine would lead over Southern Russia, and one to London would lead over the Krim…
Yes Sir! False flag on the way, RightAway!
Iran and Arab Drones destroying electricity in ukraine %90, no more electricity to zelensky , he will surrender in 2 weeks to Russia without electricity he is finished
Iran Missiles will Hit with Irranian Drones Usa Submarine in the sea, same as how drones destroyed the electricity in Ukraine..its nice that Usa pointet its submarine’s coordinates.. The Drones on its way
Nobody’s afraid. Iran has NEVER been afraid of the Americans. Neither is Russia or China.
Only Americunt idiots believe the locations is unknown. The Russian and Chinese know it all.
Yankees, fuck off to your own continent. We don’t need parasites!