Washington, Kuwait - State of
FILE PHOTO OF USS KITTY HAWK AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE GULF.
The United States is removing two of its five aircraft carriers from
waters near Iraq, Navy officials said on April 14, 2003 as the last
stronghold of Saddam Hussein's collapsed government fell to U.S.
The officials, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters the
carriers USS Kitty Hawk and USS Constellation had received orders to
depart the Gulf in coming days.The Kitty Hawk is shown in the northern
Gulf just prior to flight operations, in this March 12, 2003 file
photo. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/Files