Iraqi conflict: U.S. moves 3 ships into Persian Gulf

June 15, 2014 9:36 AM

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Iraqi conflict: U.S. moves 3 ships into Persian Gulf

The United States ordered an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf and laid out specific ways for Iraq to show it is forging the national unity necessary to gain assistance in its fight against Islamic insurgents.

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday ordered the USS George H.W. Bush from the northern Arabian Sea as President Barack Obama considered possible military options for Iraq. Hagel's press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said the move will give Obama additional flexibility if military action wer...

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