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The top enlisted sailor aboard the USS Germantown has been temporarily relieved in the wake of allegations of sexual assault made by a crewmember, Navy officials said Tuesday.
"We are not contemplating putting boots on the ground. This is their fight," Secretary of State John Kerry said as al-Qaida linked gunmen have largely taken over the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in an uprising that has been a blow to the Shiite-led government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The U.S. Defense Department is preparing to send a specially outfitted ship to the Mediterranean Sea to destroy Syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons, a top official said here Thursday.