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Iraq insurgent advance slows, U.S. sends carrier to Gulf

The aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush transits the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea in this February 27, 2014 picture provided by the U.S. Navy. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Lt. Juan David Guerra/Handout via Reuters

 

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