In an embattled region of the world, terrorists and insurgents continuously perpetrate acts of violence in an attempt to destabilize a budding democratic government. Despite having a United Nations-mandated buffer zone between them, a regime with an extremist past is increasingly hostile toward neighbors who are friendly with the West. The situation in nearby regional waters is equally volatile, marked by piracy, smuggling, and a bloody history of terrorist attacks against global maritime oil interests.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), operating with its Coalition and joint partners, navigates these troubled waters, supporting troops on the ground, hitting the terrorists where it hurts, and keeping the sea lines clear for international commerce. The strike group does not have the luxury of savoring its successes; amid rapidly evolving conditions, it must quickly change gears to address ever more challenging and complex operational situations.