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Iran's Close Encounters With the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf

Jonathan Ruhe, Blake Fleisher Iranian Naval Activity, Persian Gulf The IRGC Navy has a sizable fleet of relatively small, high speed and highly-maneuverable attack craft. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is stepping up its harassment of U.S. Show More Summary

The U.S. Babies Named Saddam

Saddam Hussein served as the leader of Iraq from the mid-1970s until the early 2000s. In August of 1990, he invaded Kuwait and set off the Persian Gulf War. (Years later, when asked why he invaded Kuwait, one of his answers was: “When I get something into my head I act. That’s just the way […]

The Broken Policy Promises of W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama

And why, from the Persian Gulf to Iraq to Syria, Americans haven’t gotten — and won’t be getting — the foreign policy they want.

Sailor's Surprise Birth While Deployed Was Rare, But it Wasn't a First

Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.

US Sailor Didn't Know She Was Pregnant, Gave Birth at Sea in Persian Gulf

A US Navy sailor who didn't realize she was pregnant gave birth aboard the Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier Sunday while it was in the Persian Gulf, where it's involved in the fight against ISIS, the Navy Times reports. The unnamed sailor went to the carrier's medical clinic with stomach...

Punished U.S. Navy Officer Believes He Prevented a War With Iran

The skipper of the boats captured by Iran this year says he should be commended and not penalized for averting a potential firefight in the Persian Gulf.

Russian Jet Flies Within 10 Feet Of US Spy Plane

One day after the US complained when, in the latest provocation between Iran and the US, an Iranian vessels once again "harassed" a US Navy coast patrol in the Persian Gulf, the fourth such incident in less than a month, moments agoShow More Summary

Iranians harass USS Firebolt

Reuters reports that Iranian patrol craft spent some time buzzing the USS Firebolt in the Persian Gulf on Sunday. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the Iranian vessel sailed directly in front of the USS Firebolt, forcing the 174-foot (53-metre) U.S. ship to change course. The incident began when seven Iranian ships “harassed” the Firebolt, […]

Nets Ignore Sunday’s Harassment of US Vessels by Iranian ‘Fast Boats’

Recent news out of the Persian Gulf paints a picture of continually raising tensions between US and Iranian naval vessels as once again US Naval vessels were subject to harassment. “We’ve learned at Fox that Iranian ships have harassed...Show More Summary

An Artist Reanimates the Sounds and Signs of the Persian Gulf War

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

SAN FRANCISCO — Memory has always fascinated Hayv Kahraman, and she looks for ways to explore it in her art.

Why Iran is 'playing with fire' in the Persian Gulf against US Navy ships

For the fifth time in about a month Iranian fast-attack craft have harassed US Navy ships with "unsafe and unprofessional" maneuvers at sea in the gulf between Saudi Arabia and Iran. While experts acknowledge that Iran is "playing with...Show More Summary

Another U.S. ship harassed by Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf

"This is clearly a pattern, and it's one we're not happy about..." The post Another U.S. ship harassed by Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf appeared first on Hot Air.

U.S. Navy Patrol Ship Forced to Dodge Iranian Fast Attack Craft in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday. Show More Summary

In Latest Provocation, Iranian Vessel "Harasses" Another US Ship In Persian Gulf

If it was Obama's intention to appease Iran and telegraph that the US would accept any provocative activity by Tehran, especially after it was confirmed that the Obama administration paid $400 million in ransom cash to secure the release of 4 US hostages in early 2016, then he has succeeded: moments ago Reuters reported that yet another U.S. Show More Summary

"Apocalyptic Scenes" As Fleeing ISIS Fighters Set Iraqi Town's Oil Wells On Fire

Back in 1991, when the Iraq army was retreating from Kuwait in the Persian Gulf War, it unleashed a literal "scorched earth" tactic as it set fire to some 600 oil wells, leading to iconic photos such as this one. Twenty-five years later,...Show More Summary

Iran’s Supreme Leader Urges Bolstering Military Might Against 'Bullying' Powers

A week after a military incident between American and Iranian naval vessels in the Persian Gulf resulted in the firing of guns as a warning, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on the Islamic Republic to bolster its attack and defense capabilities, to protect the country from world’s “bullying powers.”

How Can The U.S. Navy Defeat Swarm Attacks?

By David Axe (Reuters) Four times last week, speedboats belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – a sort of government-sanctioned Islamic militia – harassed four American vessels patrolling the Persian Gulf. The incidents, while tense, ended bloodlessly. Show More Summary

US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf

The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East is criticizing Iran for what he calls provocative and unsafe maneuvers in the Persian Gulf. … Click to Continue »

Oil Tumbles As Market Questions Whether An OPEC Production Freeze Is Even Remotely Possible?

Oil prices enjoyed a bump last week, thanks in part to a weakened dollar and some geopolitical tensions in the Persian Gulf. But a large factor in the recent rally has been the return of a possible OPEC production freeze, a subject that...Show More Summary

Number of Incidents Between US, Iranian Vessels in Persian Gulf Doubled in 2016

The number of unsafe incidents in the Persian Gulf that involved both Iranian vessels and US Navy almost doubled in the first six months of 2016 if to compare with the same period of 2015, US media reported.

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