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USA withdraws plane service “Eisenhower” from Red Sea

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The plane service USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

Quelle: dpa/Bernat Armangue

Mission accomplished: The plane service “Dwight D. Eisenhower” is leaving the Red Sea. A substitute is predicted to reach subsequent week.

NAfter a deployment lasting a number of months in response to the Hamas assault on Israel, the USA has withdrawn the plane service “Dwight D. Eisenhower” from the Red Sea. The ship and its convoy are on their approach again to the USA, the accountable regional command Centcom introduced.

The “Eisenhower” might be changed by the plane service “Theodore Roosevelt” and its fleet, which is reportedly nonetheless within the Indo-Pacific and is scheduled to reach within the area subsequent week.

US aircraft carrier «USS Theodore Roosevelt» in South Korea

The “USS Theodore Roosevelt” takes over

Source: dpa/Song Kyung-Seok

For greater than seven months, the plane service “Dwight D. Eisenhower” and its fleet protected ships crossing the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, was concerned in rescuing sailors and deterring the Houthi militia in Yemen, Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder mentioned.

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had determined to not prolong the deployment of the outdated plane service for a 3rd time.

The plane service “USS Dwight D. Eisenhower” is, like others, powered by a nuclear reactor. The 333-meter-long ship is called after the thirty fourth President of the USA and has house for as much as 90 fight plane and helicopters in addition to a number of thousand troopers.

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The “Eisenhower” was concerned within the multinational safety initiative “Operation Prosperity Guardian”, which goals to make sure safety and freedom of navigation within the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

The US emphasizes that it helps Israel's proper to defend itself. The US authorities had made it clear that the US warships deployed to the area weren’t supposed to participate in fight operations, however merely served as a deterrent.