On Friday, after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Pentagon is moving naval forces closer to Syria to provide the President with military options, two U.S. Navy destroyers have been ordered to stay in the Eastern Mediterranean.
A senior defense official told NBC News that a U.S. Navy Fleet Commander ordered the USS Mahan and USS Ramage to stay in the Eastern Mediterranean for a few extra days in case they are needed. Both destroyers were scheduled to leave the area soon.
The defense official said the Fleet Commander's decision was "prudent thinking" because he was not ordered by anyone in Washington to make the order.
The destroyers do not have any specific mission, just to be near Syria.
"There is less there than meets the eye," the official told NBC News, warning people from reading too much into the decision.
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