2,200 Marines heading to Iraq aboard the USS Bataan amid Iran tensions

The U.S. Navy has seen a change of plans to its training drills planned for Morocco, as participating Marine units have been called to the Middle East amid new tensions with Iran. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will now head to Iraq aboard the USS Bataan (LHD-5) amphibious assault ship to join other U.S. troops recently called upon to bolster security measures and military readiness in the country, according to USNI News. According to the USNI Fleet Tracker, the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group had just arrived off the coast of Morocco this week as tensions have risen with Iran. The

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