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February 6, 2011

Contingency Plans: Ships, Marines Positioning Near Egypt

Senior US Marine Says "Multiple Platoons" Are Headed To Egypt
This senior Marine told our source that the Pentagon will deploy "multiple platoons" to Egypt over the next few days and that the official reason will be ‘to assist in the evacuation of US citizens." Our source was told that "the chances they were going over there went from 70% yesterday to 100% today."

EGYPT: Pentagon moving warships, preparing for possible evacuations - Los Angeles Times
The Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship carrying 700 to 800 troops from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the Ponce have arrived in the Red Sea, putting them off Egypt’s shores in case the situation worsens.
HT: Quotulatiousness

Posted by Vanderleun at February 6, 2011 10:02 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Perhaps to protect the Suez Canal.

Posted by: Marie at February 6, 2011 5:15 PM

Should we get ready for an ramp up in Muslim immigration? And if we "should", how exactly do we get "ready" for that?

Posted by: Daniel K Day at February 7, 2011 8:06 AM

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