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February 6, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration canceled plans for an international meeting to consider strategy against terrorism Thursday after Britain, France and West Germany refused to attend, apparently out of concern that the session would provoke kidnapers in Lebanon to harm their hostages. At the same time, the Pentagon announced a partial reduction of its naval armada off the Lebanese coast in what appeared to be an effort to ease fears of a U.S. military response to the hostage crisis.
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September 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
The U.S. aircraft carrier America and three other warships headed through the Suez Canal on Tuesday to join the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said. The carrier is scheduled to replace the Coral Sea, which is to return to the United States. It was being accompanied through the canal by the guided missile cruiser Dale, the destroyer Compte De Grasse and the frigate Joseph Hewes, the Pentagon said.
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January 28, 1987 | Associated Press
The Reagan Administration has ordered the Navy to indefinitely extend the deployment of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy and the 11 ships in its combat group in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Col. Marvin Braman, a Pentagon spokesman, declined to discuss the reasons for the extension.
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February 6, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration canceled plans for an international meeting to consider strategy against terrorism Thursday after Britain, France and West Germany refused to attend, apparently out of concern that the session would provoke kidnapers in Lebanon to harm their hostages. At the same time, the Pentagon announced a partial reduction of its naval armada off the Lebanese coast in what appeared to be an effort to ease fears of a U.S. military response to the hostage crisis.
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September 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
The U.S. aircraft carrier America and three other warships headed through the Suez Canal on Tuesday to join the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said. The carrier is scheduled to replace the Coral Sea, which is to return to the United States. It was being accompanied through the canal by the guided missile cruiser Dale, the destroyer Compte De Grasse and the frigate Joseph Hewes, the Pentagon said.
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February 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Syria accused the United States on Wednesday of using the hostage crisis as a pretext for an attack on Lebanon, where a major U.S. naval force was being marshaled off the coast in the eastern Mediterranean. In Washington, the White House urged "a little downgrading of the speculation" concerning U.S. intentions in the area. Another source called the deployment "precautionary." Fears of a U.S.
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February 5, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
The White House cautioned Wednesday against speculation that military action is imminent in the Middle East's continuing hostage crisis despite the gathering of a larger-than-usual U.S. naval force off the coast of Lebanon. Pentagon officials said a five-ship amphibious assault force carrying helicopters and 1,900 Marines is en route from Spain to join a flotilla of about 30 other ships, including two aircraft carriers, now operating in the eastern Mediterranean.
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February 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Syria accused the United States on Wednesday of using the hostage crisis as a pretext for an attack on Lebanon, where a major U.S. naval force was being marshaled off the coast in the eastern Mediterranean. In Washington, the White House urged "a little downgrading of the speculation" concerning U.S. intentions in the area. Another source called the deployment "precautionary." Fears of a U.S.
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February 5, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
The White House cautioned Wednesday against speculation that military action is imminent in the Middle East's continuing hostage crisis despite the gathering of a larger-than-usual U.S. naval force off the coast of Lebanon. Pentagon officials said a five-ship amphibious assault force carrying helicopters and 1,900 Marines is en route from Spain to join a flotilla of about 30 other ships, including two aircraft carriers, now operating in the eastern Mediterranean.
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January 28, 1987 | Associated Press
The Reagan Administration has ordered the Navy to indefinitely extend the deployment of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy and the 11 ships in its combat group in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Col. Marvin Braman, a Pentagon spokesman, declined to discuss the reasons for the extension.
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