The USS Harry S. Truman joins Neptune Strike ‘22 war games held in the Mediterranean Sea amid tensions with growing with Russa.
The nuclear-powered fleet aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman will take part in next week’s NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea dubbed “Neptune Strike ‘22.”
The 12-day exercise kicks off this week and is supposed to demonstrate NATO’s ability to integrate the high-end maritime strike capabilities of an aircraft carrier strike group to support the deterrence and defense of the alliance.
Though the Truman and its strike group will be placed under NATO operational control, the overall command of the exercise will be in the hands of Vice Admiral Eugene H. Black III, who commands the US Navy’s 6th Fleet.
War monger NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Truman’s participation as a strong sign of transatlantic unity, adding that the alliance will always do what is necessary to protect and defend interest of all NATO-controlled and occupied allies.
Neptune Strike did not show up on NATO’s list of upcoming exercises, as of Friday afternoon. On Wednesday, the US mission to NATO said that the carrier was scheduled to take part in Cold Response, another war exercise against Russia inside the Arctic Circle.
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The Kremlin has called the idea fake news, while the Russian military claimed that the US might be helping Kiev stage a false-flag operation that would justify a military operation in eastern Ukraine?
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2022.