05 Sep '13, 9pm

USS Mahan Left Mediterranean, Standing By for Air Strike: CNO ~via Defense Tech

USS Mahan Left Mediterranean, Standing By for Air Strike: CNO ~via Defense Tech

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Mahan, has sailed from the Mediterranean Sea to the eastern Atlantic Ocean, where it could still respond to a potential military strike on Syria, the service’s top officer said. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is staying within the service’s 6th Fleet area of operations to “be made available, if necessary,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said today during a briefing at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C. The fleet “will determine what to do with her,” he added. Previous reports indicated the ship, which can carry as many as 90 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, or TLAMs, was en route to her home port of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after an extended deployment to the region. Obama administration officials are pressing lawmakers to support a limited air campaign against Syria in r...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2013/09/05/mahan-left-mediterranea...

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