• Kyodo


The U.S. missile cruiser Cowpens sailed from the U.S. Navy base here on Saturday morning, the first warship to be dispatched from the Yokosuka base since Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in the United States.

While confirming the departure of the 9,957-ton Ticonderoga-class cruiser, officials of the No. 7 fleet headquarters refused to elaborate on the warship’s destination or its mission.

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