On February 10 the U.S. Naval Institute website published a report that four more Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers had been sent to the Mediterranean Sea. The deployment, in addition to four (and soon to be six) of the warships permanently rotated out of the Naval Station Rota in Spain, was described by a Navy spokesman as designed to allow them to “participate in a range of maritime activities in support of the U.S. 6th Fleet and our NATO allies.”
The four ships, USS Donald Cook, USS Gonzalez, USS Mitscher and USS The Sullivans, joined their counterparts USS Arleigh Burke, USS Porter, USS Roosevelt, USS Ross and the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group operating in the Mediterranean Sea already.
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, which has “been on station near the entrance to the Black Sea since late December…
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