19 October 2010

Surge In Afghanistan? Send Another Aircraft Carrier!

The USS Abraham Lincoln has now joined the surge, reinforcing the USS Harry S Truman in support of the air campaign over Afghanistan.

The Pentagon has sent a second aircraft carrier to support the troop buildup in Afghanistan.

The Navy says the Abraham Lincoln and the guided missile cruiser Cape St. George arrived in the region over the weekend. The Lincoln brings an airwing that can send an additional 60 aircraft into the war — adding to aircraft already there and flying from the carrier the Harry S. Truman.

A statement from the 5th Fleet in Bahrain says Defense Secretary Robert Gates approved the sending of the second carrier to help coalition forces in Afghanistan and support maritime security operations.

The official press release is here

By: Brant

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