Pentagon orders USS George H.W. Bush to Persian Gulf amidst Iraq unrest

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The Pentagon ordered the USS George H.W. Bush to the Persian Gulf amidst unrest in Iraq. (Photo: Getty Images/stock photo)

The Pentagon ordered the USS George H.W. Bush to the Persian Gulf amidst unrest in Iraq. (Photo: Getty Images/stock photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq, where Islamic insurgents are gaining territory. The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea and the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun will accompany the carrier. The ships are to enter the Gulf later today.