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Turmoil in the Mediterranean

For the U.S. Navy, the front line of the Cold War in Europe was the Mediterranean, where American and Russian nuclear-armed warships, aircraft, and submarines faced off. The U.S. Sixth Fleet also countered threats to America's ally Israel by Soviet-armed and supported Egypt, Syria, Libya, and by radical terrorists.
 
 

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