Friday, March 23, 2007
US Naval Deployments Increase in Caribbean
Naval Station Mayport- In response to the ongoing crisis in Cuba, the United States Navy has increased its presence in and near the Caribbean. USS Enterprise and USS Harry Truman have been diverted to the area, as has USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship. Earlier today, the decommissioning ceremony for USS John F. Kennedy was cancelled, and the Kennedy left port in the early afternoon. The USN is reportedly assembling an air wing and a battlegroup around the aging carrier. In response to queries, a Pentagon spokesman has reiterated that the United States has no intention of carrying out aggressive action against Cuba, but that it is deeply concerned about disorder on the island and the potential for regional chaos.