U.S. Army Maneuvers in Persian Gulf

(News24 - South Africa) - Up to 2,000 U.S. Marines will participate in "Eager Mace 02," an amphibious landing in Kuwait in late September, part of a month-long exercise in the Persian Gulf that coincides with U.S. diplomatic efforts to keep the pressure on Iraq, U.S. military officials said. The U.S. Army has also begun moving forces into Kuwait as part of a six-month rotation of its armored units in the country, where two armored brigades are engaged in training near the Iraqi border. Two U.S. aircraft carriers, the USS Abraham Lincoln and the USS George Washington, have brought to 20 the number of U.S. Navy ships with the Fifth Fleet that are currently in the region.

2002-09-19 00:00:00

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