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Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide force presence. Indeed, the Navy's mission demands remain as high as those of the Cold War, calling on ships to be everywhere seemingly at once, but today's fleet is less than half the size it was 30 years ago.During the Obama administration, a “rebalance” supposedly allowed the Pentagon to focus on Asia and Europe while washing its hands of the Middle East. In reality, we never effectively rebalanced forces in the Indo-Pacific, and the situation on the ground forced us to remain deeply involved in the Middle East. Now with a growing Iranian threat, it would be imprudent to suddenly abandon the region, even as we face renewed challenges in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean.Indeed, Iran’s threat to the region continues growing as its recent attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman demonstrate. Its reliance on violent sectarianism helps fuel Sunni extremist groups like ISIS. This also places Tehran’s proxies on the borders of key U.S. allies. Beginning next year, Tehran can start upgrading its conventional and missile arsenals as U.N. arms embargoes expire. It is also threatening to resume progress toward nuclear weapons.The Trump Administration is pursuing robust sanctions, but these alone are likely insufficient to prevent Tehran’s aggression and reassure our regional allies.Credible forward deployed military capability – like a carrier strike group – provides real options for American policymakers. Last month’s intelligence suggesting Iran was ready to move against U.S. interests in the Middle East demonstrates how the absence of such forces could embolden Iran. Responding to this intelligence, the prompt movement of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group into the region has dramatically increased the U.S. force posture. Effective deterrence of Iran will require persistent, visible, and credible military capability.A combination of far-reaching and short-term policy changes can address this challenge.



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Trump warns he’s not ‘prepared to lose’ reelection

Trump warns he’s not ‘prepared to lose’ reelectionPresident Trump declared that he is not “prepared to lose” reelection in 2020, saying he does not believe the official results of the popular vote count from his first election.



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Trump says he'd rather face Biden, isn't prepared to lose

Trump says he'd rather face Biden, isn't prepared to losePresident Donald Trump said Sunday that he’d prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won’t be the “great candidate” Hillary Clinton was in 2016. Trump told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Clinton was “very smart. Asked if he’d rather face Clinton again, the president said, “I would actually rather run against Biden” because “Sleepy Joe.



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Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upsetWhile official vote tallies and Turkish broadcasters put the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidates ahead in both cities, the Islamist-rooted AKP promised appeals that could delay the final results for days. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics since sweeping to power 16 years ago and has ruled with an ever tighter grip, campaigned relentlessly for two months ahead of Sunday’s vote, which he described as a “matter of survival” for Turkey. “The people have voted in favour of democracy, they have chosen democracy,” said opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, whose secularist CHP also held its Aegean coastal stronghold of Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city.



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Turks vote in local polls, Erdogan's party could lose in big cities

Turks vote in local polls, Erdogan's party could lose in big citiesErdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for more than 16 years thanks in part to strong economic growth, has become the country’s most popular, yet also most divisive, modern leader. With the economy contracting following a currency crisis last year in which the lira lost more than 30 percent of its value, some voters appeared ready to punish Erdogan, who has ruled with an increasingly uncompromising stance. Everyone is struggling,” said 47-year-old Hakan after voting in Ankara.



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Bloodthirsty Democrats lose after Mueller report findings. Trump and the US win.

Bloodthirsty Democrats lose after Mueller report findings. Trump and the US win.With Donald Trump exonerated, our nation will be spared of what would have been certain impeachment of the president



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How the U.S. Could Lose a Trump-Kim Summit

How the U.S. Could Lose a Trump-Kim SummitDonald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may sign a political statement declaring an end to the 70-year-old Korean War.



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'You'll Lose Everything.' President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro

'You'll Lose Everything.' President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro"You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You'll lose everything"



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Aurora shooting: Man who shot five dead 'was about to lose job', say police as victims identified

Aurora shooting: Man who shot five dead 'was about to lose job', say police as victims identifiedGary Martin, 45, also injured five police officers and a sixth employee after he opened fire at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday. It later emerged that Martin was not legally allowed to own a gun because of a previous conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi. Illinois State Police sent Martin a letter asking him to voluntarily surrender the weapon, but he did not, according to Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman.



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Why Trump Will Lose The Government Shutdown Fight

Why Trump Will Lose The Government Shutdown FightPresident Donald Trump's latest offer of a deal to resolve the government



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