PressTV: US jets could launch airstrike in Iraq within 24 hours if so ordered: Report
The Pentagon is reportedly moving the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush into the Persian Gulf to provide US President Obama with options for possible airstrikes against al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq.
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:24AM GMT
The United States has positioned its military equipment in the Middle East to launch possible airstrikes against al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq at a 24-hour notice, former American military officials say.
On Friday, President Barack Obama that the US “will not be sending US troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraq’s security forces.”
Several retired US Air Force officials told The Daily Beast on Friday that any airstrikes, if ordered, could begin almost immediately.
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