Jerusalem Post reported on the latest arrival for the U.S. Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf:
The USS Ponce, described as an "afloat forward staging base" (AFSB), arrived on Thursday after undergoing refitting for its new mission.This followed the deployment of four minesweepers. The U.S. has huge assets in the Persian Gulf and Africa. They're part of a chess game or plans for the next war.
Update 7-13-12: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is headed to Israel for two days of meetings. The number one topic is Iran.