US naval power steams toward Iraq

June 14, 2014 8:44 PM

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As Islamist insurgents overrun Iraqi cities, an aircraft carrier and two more US warships are headed to the waters off Iraq. US interests there include the largest American embassy and three consulates.

Nothing tells an adversary “better be careful” or – in the case of friendlier nations – says “we’ve got you covered” than a US aircraft carrier lurking offshore just over the horizon.

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