Out of precaution, Marines on ready to go to Egypt to protect U.S. Embassy, citizens
June 28th, 2013
05:16 PM ET

Out of precaution, Marines on ready to go to Egypt to protect U.S. Embassy, citizens

By Barbara Starr

U.S. Marines stationed in southern Europe have been put on alert as a precaution in advance of expected large demonstrations and potential unrest in Egypt this weekend, CNN has learned.

About 200 combat capable Marines in Sigonella, Italy, and Moron, Spain, have been told to be ready to be airborne within 60 minutes of getting orders to deploy, according to two administration officials.

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