U.S. Moves Warships Closer to Japanese Coast


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said Tuesday that it has moved several Navy ships including the carrier USS Ronald Reagan closer to the Japanese coast after initially pulling them back due to radiation concerns.

A spokesman for U.S. forces in Japan said favorable weather conditions allowed the ships to move closer to Japan's northeast coast to support Japanese relief and search and rescue operations. (Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Eric Beech)