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Operation Assured Delivery
Part of 2008 South Ossetia war
USS McFaul (DDG 74) sailors unload humanitarian supplies
United States sailors unloading supplies on August 24, 2008, at Batumi with Georgian Coast Guard vessel in the background

Date August 13, 2008 – September 10, 2008[1]
Location Georgia
Result Humanitarian aid provided

Operation Assured Delivery was the United States Armed Forces' logistical support to humanitarian aid efforts in Georgia following the 2008 South Ossetia war.[2] The operation provided medical supplies, shelter, food and personal hygiene items for the civilian population of Georgia.

Deployment of U.S. ForcesEdit

U.S. Air ForceEdit

As of August 27, 2008, the U.S. Air Force had flown 55 airlift sorties delivering 1,944,000 pounds of supplies.

U.S. NavyEdit

As of August 27, 2008, the U.S. Navy destroyer USS McFaul had delivered 155,000 pounds of supplies to the port of Batumi. In addition, the command ship USS Mount Whitney arrived in the Georgian main port of Poti on September 5 with additional supplies.

U.S. Coast GuardEdit

As of August 27, 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Dallas had delivered 76,000 pounds of aid.[3]

Russian reactionEdit

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev accused the States of using Operation Assured Delivery as a cover for delivering military support to Georgia.[4] Media reports have suggested that USS McFaul docked in the Georgian controlled port of Batumi, rather than the primary Georgian port of Poti to avoid possible confrontation with Russian troops still in Poti. However, USS Mount Whitney docked in Poti. Russian authorities have been concerned of the ship's arrival, claiming that it can't bring much humanitarian aid, but instead bring significant U.S. surveillance capabilities to the area.[5]

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