The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz transits the Indian Ocean, Jan. 6, 2020.

Several days ago, the Pentagon reversed its decision to bring the USS Nimitz and its accompanying Carrier Strike Group home in response to threats from Iran which outlined a 9/11-type attack on the United States Capitol. Reports of Iran seizing a Korean oil tanker increased the need for a strong presence in the Gulf.

Read our full report on the USS Nimitz’ return to the Persian Gulf here.