Now eyeing a longer haul, US reshuffles its warships in the Mediterranean

WASHINGTON: When attacks with missiles and drones surged in the Red Sea late last year, crewmembers of the USS Bataan worked round the clock to make sure they were shot down before reaching passing merchant vessels.
Weeks later, they are still perfecting that operation in training and simulations, along with a dozen other scenarios, despite moving north to the Mediterranean, where commercial marine traffic is at little risk.

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