US orders aircraft carrier into Gulf over Iraq crisis: Pentagon  

June 14, 2014 8:05 PM

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WASHINGTON: The United States has ordered an aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, into the Gulf in response to the crisis in Iraq, the Pentagon said Saturday.

"The order will provide the commander-in-chief additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said.

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