Pentagon orders Bremerton's USS Nimitz home

TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) – The Pentagon issued a statement announcing its decision to repatriate the USS Nimitz from the Middle East.

The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East.

The decision, announced Thursday by the acting secretary of defense, Christopher Miller, came one day after Air Force B-52 bombers flew nonstop from the United States to the Persian Gulf. 

The aircraft carrier Nimitz and other warships provided air cover for American troops withdrawing from Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia, according to the New York Times. 


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