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Friday, March 21, 2014

Why is Iran building a copy of the USS Nimitz?

An undated handout combination photo of images depicting Iran's mock-up of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in one of its major naval shipyards near Bandar Abbas. Iran is building a nonworking mock-up of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, sans a nuclear propulsion system and only two-thirds the length, that United States officials believe may be intended for propaganda purposes.