US aircraft carrier to stay in Gulf: Pentagon

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Mon, 2021-01-04 03:36

WASHINGTONG: The US reversed a decision to bring an aircraft carrier home from the Gulf Sunday, with the Pentagon saying that due to “recent threats” by Iran the USS Nimitz would stay in position.
The Nimitz has been patrolling Gulf waters since late November, but in a statement issued on December 31, acting US defense secretary Christopher C. Miller ordered the vessel to “transit directly home to complete a nearly 10-month deployment.”

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