Pentagon moves USS Mesa Verde nearer Iraq. What can it do?

June 16, 2014 9:10 PM

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The USS comes with quick-reaction forces and MV-22 Ospreys, which come in handy because they can take off and land vertically. It's a sign of how dire the situation is becoming.

Washington — With Islamist militants bearing down on Baghdad, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered yet another ship to the Persian Gulf Monday. The USS Mesa Verde will join a US aircraft carrier strike group and give President Obama “additional options to protect American citizens and interests in ...

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