The United States currently has the following forces in the Mediterranean, according to the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet office in Gaeta, Italy:

Battle Group Kennedy - Aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy, two cruisers, two destroyers, five frigates, several support ships (oilers, ammunition ships, etc.).

In addition to the Kennedy group, there is a 2,000-person Marine amphibious group, transported on five other ships.

Expected to arrive in the Mediterranean in the next week is the Battle Group Theodore Roosevelt. It contains a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, two cruisers, two destroyers, five frigates and support ships. It is also accompanied by a five-ship amphibious ready group.