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Civil War Fronts: Gadhafi on the West, Rebels on the East, U.S. Assault Ships in the Mediterranean Sea

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced he ordered to the Mediterranean Sea the USS Ponce and the USS Kearsarge, an amphibious-assault ship that typically carries infantrymen and troop-transport helicopters. The ships currently have 800 marines, in addition to 400 U.S.-based Marines who will be airlifted to meet the ships. He said the ships would be ready […]

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