While I don't give a lot of credence to the Washington Times, UPI since the Moonies bought it, or to Arnaud De Borchgrave, this does fit with Bush's plan to replace Gen. Abizaid as Commander of Centcom with an Admiral (Admiral William Fallon per Bloomberg.) whose experience has been naval carriers. For a commander who will be fighting two ground wars simultaneously, this is an unusual choice. However, if there is soon to be a large naval aviation action, it would make more sense. Retired Navy Commander at Pen and Sword has a discussion of Admiral Fallon's resume. Here is the key statement:
So you might want to go look and see what Arnaud De Borchgrave has to say.
It seems highly unusual for a navy admiral to take charge of CENTCOM until you consider two interrelated things. First is that Bush needs a senior four-star in the CENTCOM job who hasn't gone on record as opposing additional troops in Iraq. Second is that Fallon's CENTCOM area of responsibility will include Iran.
A conflict with Iran would be a naval and air operation. Fallon is a naval flight officer. He flew combat missions in Vietnam, commanded an A-6 Intruder squadron, a carrier air wing and an aircraft carrier. As a three-star, he commanded Second Fleet and Strike Force Atlantic. He presently heads U.S. Pacific Command. His resume also includes duty in numerous joint and Navy staff billets, including Deputy Director for Operations with Joint Task Force Southwest Asia in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia.
If anybody knows how to run a maritime and air operation against Iran, it's "Fox" Fallon.