After exercising with other forces, including exchanging deck
landings with American carrier forces, France's latest capital
ship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, was steaming for home
yesterday, off the Atlantic coast of the USA.
A B-52 Stratofortress from the 40th Air Expeditionary Group
dropped three joint-direct attack munitions recently on a cave of
anti-coalition forces in Afghanistan, killing two and leading to
the capture of 10 others by coalition ground forces.