The United States has quietly moved significant military reinforcements into the Persian Gulf to deter the Iranian military from any possible attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz and to increase the number of fighter jets capable of striking deep into Iran if the standoff over its nuclear program escalates.
The deployments are part of a long-planned effort to bolster the U.S. military presence in the gulf region, in part to reassure Israel that in dealing with Iran and to let them know that “When the president says there are other options on the table beyond negotiations, he means it.”
Now as a former military man allow me to point out two things to you. First of all when the US spends the billions of dollars needed to deploy and sustain forces in another arena it is not a joke and should not be taken lightly. They don’t bluff as far as that type action is concerned. To bluff would be too much of a waste of taxpayer money.
Another thing is that there has been a rumor for quite a while that the US and Israel would conduct a preemptive attack on Iran. The opportune time to do so would be while we have a significant presence in the area. The forces to cunduct the strike would already be in position and more importantly if a strike fails and additional attacks are needed the manpower will be there to do so.
If a preemptive strike doesn’t destroy every target, the personnel and equipment to hit them again will already be in position and another attack can be launched pretty quickly. If the Iranians attempt to counter there will be forces there to attempt to keep them contained.
I’m not saying that this is what will happen but I think that it is something that we definitely need to keep an eye on. www.militaryringexpress.com