"We will not be deterred by any potential adversary, and we will support our interests as Americans and our allies as we fight around the world," said Adm. James Foggo, the commander of the US Naval Forces in Europe and Africa, on the bridge of Abraham Lincoln.
CNN was given exclusive access to the carrier operations, which serve to improve coordination between two carrier strike groups consisting of several ships and up to 120 aircraft each.
A typical carrier strike group includes an aircraft carrier, a guided missile cruiser, two guided missile destroyers, an assault submarine, and a supply ship for logistical support.
This coordination is extremely important as US military dominance in the military The world is increasingly challenged by emerging powers such as Russia and China, said then-Commander of Carrier Strike Group 1
The fact that Russia is one of the main recipients of the US power game in the Mediterranean was pushed forward home, as Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to Russia, aboard the carrier Strike group came.
Huntsman called the aircraft carriers American diplomacy.
"If you have 200,000 tons of diplomacy in the Mediterranean – that's what I call diplomacy, that's forward-looking diplomacy – nothing else has to be said," he said. "They have all the confidence that you have to sit down to try to find solutions to the problems that have been dividing us for many, many years."
Russia is increasingly deploying its forces in places where there are diplomatic conflicts with the United States. In Syria, Moscow has a large military presence and is about to sign a long-term lease for the port of Tartous, which already houses the naval forces.