It’s not quite a surge but the Navy is doubling the number of minesweepers in the Persian Gulf, Stars and Stripes reported today.
Yup, the sea service is sending the Sentry, Pioneer, Devastator and Warrior mine countermeasures boats to the Gulf in order to “do better setting the theater. I wanted to be sure … that we are ready,” Stripes quoted CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert as saying recently.
Still, he wouldn’t call this a surge of forces, it’s just a deployment, just to be ready.
Speaking of anti-mine ships bound for the Gulf, remember this?