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Pentagon Orders U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Gulf

  • Aired: 1/14/2014
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Following an extremist insurgency in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant against the Shi'ite-led government -- The Pentagon has sent the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush into the Gulf as a preventative measure. It's an order Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hopes will provide the Commander-in-Chief flexibility -- a military option the Defense Department says is 'required to protect American lives.'

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