Monthly Archives: May 2015

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USS GUAM Amphibious Assault Ship LPH 9

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On January 2, 1991, just two weeks before Operation Desert Storm, the Amphibious Assault ship, USS Guam (LPH 9) and the Landing Platform Dock ship, USS Trenton (LPD 14) were diverted from Operation Desert Shield after receiving orders from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to proceed 1500 nautical miles South to Mogadishu, Somalia to rescue the U.S. […]

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Planning for Operation Eastern Exit

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In the history of the United States, 240 American diplomats and U.S. government personnel have died in the line of duty while serving at American diplomatic establishments. This includes eight U.S. Ambassadors with the most recent being U.S. Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens who along with three other Americans were killed in a coordinated […]