Pentagon moves USS Mesa Verde nearer Iraq. What can it do?
June 17, 2014  03:13
With Islamist militants bearing down on Baghdad, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered yet another ship to the Persian Gulf Monday. The USS Mesa Verde will join a US aircraft carrier strike group and give President Obama "additional options to protect American citizens and interests in Iraq, should he chose to use them,' Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Monday.

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