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The Independent Online
Mildenhall Air Base (AP) -The United States is sending about 3,000 Marines to waters off Somalia in the event President Clinton decides to help withdraw UN troops there, said the Defense Secretary, William Perry. The amphibious assault force is "

steaming toward Somalia", Mr Perry said during a stop on his return to Washington from Moscow. The Pentagon said the force would not arrive off the Somali coast until January.