The region extending from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea witnessed a huge American military buildup during the past ten weeks, and now the withdrawal has begun after the end of the war chapter in Afghanistan.
The United States sent the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan to the Arabian Sea more than two months ago, carrying more than 180 helicopters and helicopters, and the carrier is accompanied by additional huge forces such as the ships Shiloh and Heelsey and the accompanying destroyers group.
In addition, the striking naval force Iowa Jima was deployed in the region, a force parallel to the aircraft carrier group in terms of its independence, but it is smaller in size.
As for the military bases, it was noticeable that the Americans sent six B-52 planes to Al-Udeid base in Qatar, which are huge planes that can fly at high altitudes for long hours, and bomb their targets with large-sized bombs and sometimes nuclear bombs.
The Americans also sent two squadrons of F-18 Hornets to the Prince Sultan base in Saudi Arabia.
With the completion of the withdrawal process from Afghanistan and the passage of the anniversary of September 11, private sources confirmed to Al-Arabiya and the event that we will witness a rapid reduction of US military forces.
Daily deployment charts indicate that the Iowa Jima strike force has crossed the Strait of Hormuz from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea, is now heading along the Yemeni coast to the Horn of Africa and will likely ascend to the Red Sea and cross the Suez Canal.
Also, the US military leaders will begin withdrawing the squadron of F-18 aircraft from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, without replacing it with another air force. He returns to his bases in the United States of America in a very short time.
Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath sources also confirmed that the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan will be replaced as soon as possible, and that the US military leaders want to maintain a significant naval force in the region, and it is likely that another aircraft carrier will replace the carrier Ronald Reagan, and if this does not happen for technical reasons, the forces of A striking freedom will fill the void.
Indeed, the Essex strike force reached the Arabian Sea, a vast force equal to the strength of Iowa Jima, and it replaces it and could fill a void if the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan withdrew.
It is necessary to look at the level of forces within weeks because it reveals the truth of the US military strategy in the area of the Central Command.
For months, the Americans dismantled anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia, and a week ago they repeated that, although Iran continues to threaten the security of the neighboring countries in the Persian Gulf, directly or by sending hundreds of missiles and marches to the Houthis in Yemen, and for months they expanded their threat by sending precision missiles to the militias. Their affiliates in Iraq and Syria after they gave Hezbollah thousands of missiles, including precision missiles.
John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a press briefing on Monday that the United States has sufficient military capabilities to confront the risks, and he sent a statement to the Associated Press saying that the United States has a broad and deep commitment to allies in the Middle East. Thousands of troops and a significant force in the Middle East constitute the most advanced air force and the most capable naval force in support of the interests of the United States and regional partners.
It is very remarkable that the Americans, especially the American presidents, have talked during the past two decades about reducing or withdrawing forces from the Middle East in one way or another, but they find themselves obligated to remain in the region and this is what current President Joe Biden has reached.
The withdrawal from Afghanistan means that the United States must implement a “cross-the-horizon strategy”, i.e. combating al-Qaeda terrorism, ISIS Khorassan and possibly the Taliban from outside Afghan territory, and with Pakistan and Central Asian countries refraining from receiving American bases and planes, the United States will have to maintain and perhaps increase the number of American forces and equipment. In the rules of the Arab Gulf states.
It is also remarkable that the Biden administration has begun to understand more than ever the dangers of the Iranian regime to its interests and the interests of the countries of the Middle East. By stopping their support for the Houthis, it failed to persuade the Houthis to stop their attacks on Saudi Arabia, where more than seventy thousand Americans live.
Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath sources confirm that the United States, in order to confront all these dangers, especially the Iranian one, will maintain forces in the region equivalent to what it was at the beginning of the year 2021 with minor technical modifications.