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New US Navy Ship To Position Marines Off African Coast?

AFRICANGLOBE - The Navy's newly christened mobile landing platform afloat forward staging base Lewis B. Puller could get early work positioning Marines off the coast of Africa. Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford alluded to a plan that would place the new vessel in the Corps' seabasing arsenal during a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies earlier this month.

U.S. Dispatches 1,000 Marines To Libya’s Coast As Fighting Escalates

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. military has ordered the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan, with 1,000 Marines on board, to move toward the Libyan coast, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday, a day after American officials urged citizens to leave the restive country immediately.