Report: SECDEF Austin orders US carrier remain near Europe instead of Middle East

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), Carrier Air Wing 1, and escort ships of the Truman Carrier Strike Group to remain in the Mediterranean Sea this week amid Russia’s ongoing military buildup along the Ukrainian border. USNI News first reported Tuesday on the Truman Carrier Strike Group’s extended Mediterranean … Continue reading Report: SECDEF Austin orders US carrier remain near Europe instead of Middle East