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Acting secretary of defense orders USS Nimitz to remain in the Middle East following Iranian threats

Acting secretary of defense orders USS Nimitz to remain in the Middle East following Iranian threats
The USS Nimitz will remain in the Middle East following Iranian threats against top U.S. officials, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said in a statement Monday, reversing a decision four days ago to bring the ship home.

officials, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said in a statement Monday, reversing a decision four days ago to bring the ship home.government officials, I have ordered the USS Nimitz to halt its routine redeployment,” Miller said in a brief statement issued by his office.Indo-Pacific Command areas of responsibility,” Miller said in the statement Thursday.“We are glad that we can conclude 2020 by announcing these warriors are headed home,” Miller said in the statement.

“No one should doubt the resolve of the United States of America,” Miller said, according to the statement from his office.27, 2019 attack that killed and wounded American and Iraqi personnel, the Defense Department said in a statement after the drone strike.

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