The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt strike force is said (by US corporate news) to be headed to the Mediterranean (within air strike distance of Iran); the USS Ronald Reagan, also a nuclear powered air carrier, is in the region; the Iwo Jima and Peleliu marine carriers and their strike forces, the USS San Antonio Marine support ship are there as well. They join the USS Abraham Lincoln armada in the Persian Gulf. The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is on the Abraham Lincoln carrier. Meanwhile US ships, including the command ship Whitney, continue to enter the Black Sea.
Debkafile says "Monday, Iran launched a three-day naval-air-missile exercise to practice defense tactics for its nuclear sites."