US Repositions Naval Forces, no Decisions yet on Syria

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has told reporters on Friday that the Pentagon has positioned forces in the Mediterranean as an option for President Barack Obama on tackling the Syria crisis.

A defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. Navy would expand its presence in the Mediterranean to four destroyers from three.

He said the USS Mahan, a destroyer armed with cruise missiles, had finished its deployment and was due to head back to its home base in Norfolk,…

US Repositions Naval Forces, no Decisions yet on Syria

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