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US Orders Aircraft Carrier into Gulf Amid Iraq Crisis

The United States has ordered an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf in response to the crisis in Iraq. The Pentagon spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby, says Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave the order that the USS George H.W. Bush move from the North Arabian Sea to the Gulf Saturday.   Kirby says the order provides President Barack Obama "additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq." A...

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