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CTF-150 was established by the United States and its allies early in the War on Terror to interdict terrorists traveling between countries by sea and to increase overall maritime security in its area of operation, which includes the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
In addition to counter-terrorism, ships in the task force combat smuggling, piracy and other maritime crimes.
British sailors seized by Iran last month were believed to be part of the task force.
The ceremony successfully concluded the German navy's four-month command of CTF 150, which conducts Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf Oman, the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
That clears that up for me....
I've been finding it hard to read news without looking for connections to current events.
Well let's hope the French's tour of duty is less eventful than the UK's has been.