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Pentagon Orders Aircraft Carrier to Gulf

Congress is seeking to boost the U.S. military presence in the Gulf region in order to deter Iran from taking hostile military action and ensure that U.S. allies are in a position to defend themselves should Tehran become hostile.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 (12:57 pm) | Worthy News / World News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– The aircraft carrier USS George W. Bush was ordered by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to move into the Gulf region on Saturday, in the event the White House decides to pursue a military option against the jihadists in Iraq.

"The order will provide the Commander-in-Chief additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq," the Pentagon said in a statement.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea and the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun will be accompanying the USS George W.  Bush according to the Pentagon.  The ships were expected to enter into the Gulf later this evening.

On Friday, President Barack Obama said he needed several days to determine how and if America would assist Iraq deal with the insurgency. However, he did rule out sending U.S. troops back into Iraq.

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  • Joe DeCaro
    16 June 2014 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Re National Security Analyst KT McFarland, do we actually aid a Shia-dominated Iraqi gov't supported by Iran, or a Sunni al-Q affiliate?

    Or do we just sit back and let them both have it out?

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