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Adm. Jonathan Greenert: U.S. to Increase Naval Presence in Bahrain

Adm. Jonathan Greenert
Adm. Jonathan Greenert

Adm. Jonathan Greenert has said the U.S. Navy intends to boost its presence in Bahrain by deploying more equipment, maritime vehicles and personnel there, Stars and Stripes reported Nov. 27.

Greenert, U.S. chief of naval operations, told Stars and Stripes Bahrain is intended as a centerpiece for the branch’s footprint in the Middle East.

“Construction is now underway to build more infrastructure and capacity to support the additional units on the base, which is home to the U.S. 5th Fleet,” Greenert told the newspaper.

He added the branch is slated to deploy two additional coastal patrol vessels in Bahrain in spring and bring the nation’s first littoral combat ships in 2018, the report states.

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