resources
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | return to: news & features, international


Share
 

U.S. positions ships for ‘remote’ possibility of evacuation

Follow j. on   and 

The United States positioned three warships in the eastern Mediterranean reportedly to evacuate Americans in the “remote” event that the Israel-Gaza conflict should require it.

CNN reported Nov. 19 that the 2,500 Marines on board the USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the USS Gunston Hall had been scheduled to return to Norfolk, Va. for Thanksgiving, but now are on standby near Israel.

The online report quoted two officials as saying that such a contingency was still seen as “extremely remote.” The officials said the ships would not be used in combat. — jta


Comments

Be the first to comment!




Leave a Comment

In order to post a comment, you must first log in.
Are you looking for user registration? Or have you forgotten your password?



Auto-login on future visits