|These Russian Ships now gone from Tartus|
US Navy Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Georgia with 158 cruise missiles changed its area of operations to the Mediterranean. USS John Warner nuclear submarine is also deployed in the region,DDG USS Laboon somewhere near the Mediterranean and DDG USS Carney deployed somewhere in Mediterranean . The British can offer the fire power of an Austute-class submarine, which has been already ordered to approach Syria. These carry 38 Tomahawk IVs cruise missiles. Add to that strike potential of B2 Stealth Bombers, F-22 Raptors based in the region and Britain’s Tornado bombers based on Cyprus.
USS IWO JIMA (LHD-7) ARG transited Suez Canal March 27 and entered in the Djibouti on April 3. The U.S already has one guided-missile destroyer, The Donald Cook, in the Eastern Mediterranean. The USS Porter arrived in Cherbourg on April 7. The USS Ross is in Plymouth April 8.
USN's P-8A Poseiden and EP-3E aircraft operated in the same time slots close to Crimea on April 3.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt) arrived in Manilafor a scheduled port visit, April 11.