January 4 According to the website of the United States Naval Research Institute (USNI), Acting Defense Secretary Miller announced a change in the decision to withdraw the aircraft carrier Nimitz from the Middle East, saying that the move was related to “the recent threat made by Iran to the United States”.
According to the Associated Press on the 1st, the U.S. Department of Defense had previously decided to redeploy the only aircraft carrier deployed in the Middle East, “Nimitz”, back to reduce military deployment in the region.
It is reported that the aircraft carrier “Nimiz” was originally scheduled to return by the end of 2020, but the return plan was postponed due to concerns about Iran’s “potential threat”.
On January 3, 2020, the United States launched an attack in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, killing Suleimani, the commander of the “Quds Brigade” of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
On the first anniversary of the attack on Suleimani, in response to the recent military activities of the U.S. military in the surrounding areas of Iran, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, Hussein Salami, said on the 1st that Iran was ready to deal with any possibility.