America keeps an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean amid tension with Russia

America keeps an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean amid tension with Russia

The United States on Tuesday ordered an aircraft carrier to remain in the Mediterranean in a bid to reassure its European allies amid fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

US Defense SecretIG Lloyd Austin ordered the USS Harry S Truman aircraft carrier to remain in the region and postpone its scheduled trip to the Middle East.

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“The change in the program reflects the need for a permanent presence in Europe and is necessIG to reassure our allies and partners of our commitment to common defense,” a Pentagon official said.

This deviation comes despite the agreement of the United States and Russia to hold talks on European security and the Ukrainian crisis on JanuIG 10 in Geneva.

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