02 April 2020

Pentagon Removes Carrier From Middle East Amid Pandemic-Induced Resource Fight

foreignpolicy.com

The Defense Department is removing an aircraft carrier from the Middle East, a U.S. official confirmed to Foreign Policy , in a move that could trigger a fight for assets within the Pentagon with the coronavirus outbreak sidelining the infected carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific.Although it was not immediately where the carrier, the USS Harry Truman , would redeploy, one former U.S. defense official said the U.S. Pacific Fleet is likely to ask for the ship, which previously had been [...]