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Old 04-16-2018, 09:44 PM   #11
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1991 Gulf war, they used multiple carriers.And again in 2003 invasion.

It's risky to use them there due to how easy it is for anyone mount shore based missiles, attack by land based fighters (One US frigate got hit by an Exocet in 1991) or zerg rush the carrier group with fast smaller boats, but the upside is that opposing submarines will have a hard time too.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:58 PM   #12
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If you are talking about USS Stark it was during Iran-Irak war in 1987.
It was likely an Iraqi mistake who probably never saw the target.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:02 AM   #13
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US won't go to Afghanistan from Persian Gulf since they would have to overfly Iran.
They launch Indian Ocean and overfly Pakistan.
You're right. I should've checked the map before commentating...
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