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U.S. destroyer to conduct more drills in Black Sea amid Crimea crisis

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ABOARD THE USS TRUXTUN, Bulgaria — The USS Truxtun, a U.S. guided-missile destroyer, will carry out more exercises with allied ships in the Black Sea, its commander said on Saturday, amid an East-West crisis triggered by Russia’s takeover of Crimea.

Commander Andrew Biehn was briefing reporters aboard the 300-crew destroyer as it bobbed gently in the spring sunshine in the Bulgarian port of Varna, a popular seaside resort.

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