PARIS — President Nicolas Sarkozy says the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will join the allied naval force in the Arabian Sea later this year to reinforce air operations in Afghanistan. During a visit to the carrier at its home port in Toulon, in southern France, Sarkozy said it would head out to sea before the end of the year on its first mission since an 18-month shutdown for major overhaul and repair of a propulsion system defect. The vessel returned to operation ...
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