Mar 16, 2014

USS George H.W. Bush carrier group in Mediterranean 'a few more days'

The Pentagon said on Friday it would keep a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Mediterranean Sea for several days longer than planned as part of the effort to reassure U.S. allies worried about the crisis in Ukraine.
The carrier USS George H.W. Bush and its accompanying warships would remain in the region for a few more days.
The Pentagon has taken a number of steps to reassure allies over the crisis in Ukraine, which says Russian forces have occupied its Crimean peninsula, where Russia's Black Sea fleet is based.
Washington has bolstered its training with Poland's air force and will provide more aircraft for the NATO air policing mission in the Baltics.
Six of the 12 F-16s ordered to Poland arrived on Thursday and the remaining six would arrive on Friday. A C-130 and a C-17 transport planes were due to land in Poland on Friday with supplies and 150 personnel for the training mission.

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