Pentagon moving 2 Navy warships toward Libyan coast following attack on US envoy

ANI

Following the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that claimed the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other officials, the Pentagon has decided to move two warships to the Libyan coast.

Officials said that one destroyer, the USS Laboon, had moved to a position off the coast on Wednesday. According to the officials, another destroyer, the USS McFaul, is en route and should be stationed off the coast within days, Fox News reports.

The report quoted the officials, as saying that the ships, which carry Tomahawk missiles, do not have a specific mission, but they give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by the president.

The destroyers have crews totaling about 300, the report said. According to the report, there have been four destroyers in the Mediterranean for some time. These moves will increase that to five.

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