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U.S. Navy Waiting for Junta's Permission to Deliver Burma Aid

Date: May 28, 2008
Author: William Branigin
QUOTE: Adm. Timothy J. Keating, who heads the U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters at the Pentagon that sailors and Marines aboard the USS Essex and three other Navy ships in the Bay of Bengal are "desperate to provide help" but are growing increasingly frustrated by the Burmese junta's refusal to accept aid from U.S. and other foreign naval vessels.

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