March 14, 2020
The Pentagon said on Friday it would keep two aircraft carrier task forces in the Gulf region after carrying out strikes in Iraq on five depots for Iran-supplied rockets.
Retaliatory strikes against Kata’ib Hezbollah
Countering Iran proxies
With the two carriers in the region, he said, “We have the flexibility, the capability and the will to respond to any threat,” McKenzie said. “I think the threat remains very high. I think that tensions have actually not gone down,” he added.
“I would caution Iran and its proxies from attempting a response that would endanger US and coalition forces,” he added.