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Marines to conduct scheduled sustainment training in Kuwait

U.S. Marines from the USS Gunston Hall will conduct previously scheduled sustainment training in Kuwait in the coming days. The Marine Corps has conducted sustainment training in Kuwait on a regular basis for two decades. The region is of specific concern because of the terror group ISIL's march toward Baghdad. The Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group. It departed Norfolk, Va. in February and is operating in the 5th fleet area of responsibility on a routine deployment to support maritime security operations. The deployment of U.S. Navy assets are regularly scheduled and are in accordance with our longstanding commitments to the security and stability of the region.

Tags: Marine Corps , USS Gunston Hall , ISIS , Baghdad , Bataan Amphibious Ready Group , Navy

Monday - 06/23/2014, 08:58am EDT

Will Kuwait be next?

Not according to a top Kuwaiti official.

Tags: Intel Briefing ,

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 10:31am EST

Patriot Missiles to Kuwait

The Pentagon is going to sell about 200 Patriot missiles worth about $900 million to Kuwait. The goal is to build up anti-missile systems in the Persian Gulf. The Associated Press's Anne Flaherty writes, the initiative is aimed at defending Gulf allies against potential Iranian missile strikes and to signal to Tehran that any aggression would not go unanswered. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday that it had notified Congress of the proposed sale. Congress could object but is not expected to do so.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Persian Gulf , Anne Flaherty , Congress , J.J. Green

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 12:07pm EDT

Awlaki to Remain in Yemen in Captured

A Yemeni government official says they will not extradite radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to the U.S. if he is captured. According to Kuwati's Kuwait Al-Dar Online newspaper, Foreign Minister Abu-Bakr al-Qirbi says Awlaki is wanted for interrogation by the Yemeni government because of his connection to Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan and the Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Yemen refuses to extradite its citizen to other countries.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Yemen , Anwar al-Awlaki , Abu-Bakr al-Qirbi , J.J. Green

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:17pm EDT