The carrier that just arrived in Gulf for six-month tour, Abraham Lincoln, would have in any war against Iraq.. ... In another sign of war preparations, Central Command has is sending 600 military planners from its base Tampa to Persian Gulf state of Qatar to test the ability to set up..

u.s. commanders move to war footing

At the time, Navy has accelerated training and maintenance schedules for many ships, including three battle groups based on West Coast, so that they could be ordered to steam toward Persian Gulf on short notice.. ... Administration officials state that Bush has made no decision about war with..

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