Military US naval power steams toward Iraq (+video)

As Islamist insurgents overrun Iraqi cities, a US aircraft carrier and two more US warships are headed to the waters off Iraq. US interests there include the largest American embassy and three consulates.

By , Staff writer

US Navy

Nothing tells an adversary “better be careful” or – in the case of friendlier nations – says “we’ve got you covered” like a US aircraft carrier lurking offshore just over the horizon.