03 March 2011

US Navy Ships Entering the Med Carrying the Marines

Steaming toward a possible mission in/near Libya, two US warships have cleared the Suez canal into the Med.

Two U.S. amphibious assault ships have reached the Mediterranean Sea, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, as Washington intensifies pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to end his four-decade rule.

The USS Ponce and the USS Kearsarge, assault ships that typically carry Marines, cleared the Suez Canal from the Red Sea and entered the Mediterranean, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The United States also has an aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, in the Red Sea but military officials have not said whether it will be sent to the Mediterranean.

"...to the shores of Tripoli!"

By: Brant

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