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-- news alert for you because -- massive show of force as the US navy deploys a second aircraft carrier for the Persian gulf.
The USS enterprise joins the Abraham Lincoln carrier group.
In that region this as secretary of state Hillary Clinton -- Tehran -- time for diplomacy is running out.
And this marks only the fourth time in the last decade that the navy has sent two aircraft carriers to the region at the same time.
General Jack -- is a retired four star general former vice chief of staff of the army -- Fox News military analyst general thanks for being -- us this morning.
Good to see Ellison the news just crossing the navy calls this -- quote routine.
How do you see this build up.
Well clearly we've got tensions in the in the region.
And the issue would be Ron and the potential of -- from Israel certainly on the table and they're driving some of these decisions in terms of our troop deployments and clearly we have -- in a masters -- -- audience that loud and clear that we intend to be in that region and we intend to be a force for stability.
So there's a lot behind notes on the net carrier there in terms of -- -- certainly.
Now the Obama administration has called the talks scheduled for this week -- quote last chance.
For Iran so does that mean that the next step is military action.
We'll -- remains to be saying that amid -- I don't believe the running -- -- think there was serious about a military operation.
In terms of the united states military operation and despite the public rhetoric.
They have never accepted the fact that our military operation is on the table and it's a credible option.
They so we believe the -- rallies would attack but they also have come to the conclusion that the Israelis probably do not have sufficient capability.
To really stop the program only to temporary delay it and maybe not even that -- the credible military option that people talk about.
I don't think has that much impact on the -- hands.
But when we talk about military action.
Are we talking about something like bunker busters or something larger.
Well primarily it -- be an air -- -- that you could also conduct simultaneous espionage on the ground with that.
As well that I would depend on the Covert operation that we would conduct or views revelers could conduct but primarily.
It's an air operation.
To really take on this secret sites that are deeply -- -- -- -- some 200 feet.
It's really the major targets or some other sites also there were a little bit more vulnerable to air penetration.
And yes the means to do that would be a so called penetrator that.
Would get down deep into the ground we've been having a physics issue.
Since we develop precision bombing.
And our adversaries have been going deeper increasing their fortification.
As a result of our precision bombing and that's what's taken place here.
Do the Israelis have the capability for that sort of air action or would the US have to be involved.
The Israelis would want us to be involved.
Make no mistake about it they would want us to help us help them with.
Tanker refueling because of this scale this operations a thousand miles of the target at least a thousand miles back you have to refuel they would like coasted.
Provides electronic warfare capability to help with the air defense system and certainly they want on most sophisticated bombs that we have to penetrate deeply.
Those in a primary things they would they would like us to do and of course they would welcome.
The air operation participation as well in terms of strike aircraft -- that would be a joint operation I think that's highly unlikely.
General Jack -- I know a lot more than I did two minutes ago thanks so much for your expertise OK Alison have a good good.
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