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US to cut carrier fleet in Persian Gulf to 1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says pending automatic budget cuts will force it to reduce its presence in the Persian Gulf.
Specifically, the number of aircraft carriers would have to be cut from two to one. Two aircraft carrier groups have been kept in the Gulf for most of the past two years. Plans for the USS Harry S Truman to deploy to the Gulf later this week have been canceled.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been leading a campaign to replace the automatic cuts he warns would "hollow out" the military. The Pentagon has been providing greater details on the cuts it would have to make if Congress fails to both replace them and agree on a 2013 defense budget bill.
The carrier decision is one of the most significant announcements made thus far.
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Posted: Saturday, February 9 2013, 11:46 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Search continues in creek for missing Okla. teen
May 25, 2013 22:59 GMT
KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities continue to search for a Kingfisher teenager who disappeared after jumping into Uncle John Creek.
Police say 17-year-old Taylor Faine jumped into the creek Thursday and did not resurface. Kingfisher Fire Chief Randy Poindexter told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/10s2oB6 ) on Saturday that manmade dams have been built in hopes of finding Faine's body.
Authorities say Faine was swimming with friends in an area where no swimming signs are in place because of dangerous currents in the creek.
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