Last Sunday, the USS Theodore Roosevelt was dispatched to the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen ostensibly to deter or stop the flow of Iranian weapons and material support to the Houthi rebels that have taken control of Yemen by bloodthirsty aggression. Iran has been supporting those radicals who ousted the government through a campaign of terror last month and continue to send weapons, ammunition, money and other support to the rebels as fighting continues for the control of this troubled but strategically important country.
It has also been reported that a convoy of 9 Iranian ships, including 2 warships, were on a direct course toward Yemen, but not without having to get past the U.S. Navy carrier group. U.S. officials said the Iranians have diverted away from Yemen but may not turn back to Iran. It’s possible the Iranians might try to sail around the USS Theodore Roosevelt and into Yemen, but the U.S. ships are capable of intercepting them.
|U.S. official: Iranian cargo ships turn away from Yemen
April 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — The convoy of Iranian cargo ships that had been headed toward war-torn Yemen — possibly with advanced weaponry for Houthi rebels — has reversed its direction, a U.S. defense official tells CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.The official said it remains unclear where the nine-ship convoy may be headed now, whether back to Iran or toward another port.Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the Iranian ships might be carrying weapons to the Houthis, but he would not say whether the U.S. would forcibly stop and board one of the Iranian ships if it entered Yemeni waters.
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Please read this heartfelt and inspiring letter we recently received back from one of the sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Bear in mind the sailor is responding to our inquiry to confirm that we have the correct mailing address for them aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
|Move America Forward,That [address] is actually perfect! I’ve been in the Navy 2 years and 11 months. I lived in Anchorage, Alaska for 10 years and before that Minnesota, Twin Cities. I was born in Thailand near a refugee camp where a lot of my race were seeking refuge from the Vietnam War. I don’t know much about my own [past] because I grew up in the US since I was 1, and became a naturalized citizen. Well thats a lot about me already, I hope to get to know you and your supporters soon as well.AN [Redacted] Yang
T. Roosevelt CVN71 UNIT
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