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Battle Alert in the Gulf (#2608)

At the height of tensions in the Middle East, the United States placed a huge armada at ground zero in the Persian Gulf. This strategic move was without precedent during peace time operations--a big stick waved at a defiant Saddam Hussein. In an ironic twist of timing, at the center of this massive military force was the Navy's oldest and most celebrated aircraft carrier, the USS Independence, on her final voyage, and the newest, the highly sophisticated nuclear powered submarine, the USS John C. Stennis, on her maiden voyage. Join NOVA as it moves with exclusive access throughout the fleet, from carriers and cruisers to submarines and jet fighters. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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6-8, 9-12
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Science & Technology
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440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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