The United States Carrier Strike Group 2, led by the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower, arrived off the coast of Oman on 13 November. Originally deployed to join the USS Gerald Ford in the eastern Mediterranean in response to the Israel-Gaza war, it was redirected on 22 October to the Arabian Peninsula.

The vessels could be continuing to Bahrain where the US Fifth Fleet is based. By moving into the US Central Command (CENTCOM) area it is backing the first priority of the regional force’s posture: deter Iran. (CONTINUED - 175 WORDS)