EU mission in the Red Sea: tactical command entrusted to Italy

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By John

“L’European Union – Today – asked Italy to provide the Force Commander of the Aspides operation in the Red Sea (the admiral officer who exercises command on board of the naval assets participating in the operation). The importance and urgency of Operation Aspides, which will help guarantee the free navigation and safety of commercial traffic in the Red Sea, have led the Italian Defense to immediately ensure its support. This is further recognition of the commitment of the Government and Defense and of the professionalism of the Navy.” Thus the Minister of Defense, Guido Crosetto