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US Marines, Aircraft Moved Closer to North Africa

The United States has strengthened its forces in Sicily following possible terrorist threats against U.S. targets in North Africa. Nearly 200 Marines, four Osprey aircraft, and two KC-130 planes were transferred to the Italian island this week from their base in Spain. Speaking Friday in Washington, a State Department spokesperson would not specify the nature of the threats, but said the forces were moved to "support the security of diplomatic personnel." There has been...

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