Tag Archives: Strait of Hormuz

US Aircraft Carrier Stennis Is Now En Route To Join Enterprise And Eisenhower Off Iranian Coast

Back in early July we wrote that contrary to expectations, veteran Middle Eastern aircraft carrier CVN-74 Stennis would end its shore leave far earlier than expected, and be redeployed back to its usual stomping grounds just off Iran months ahead of schedule. … Continue reading

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Iran bolsters retaliation capability in Persian Gulf, experts say

Stringer/Iran/Reuters – Military personnel place a flag on a submarine during the Velayat-90 war games by the Iranian navy in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran December 27, 2011. Iran is rapidly gaining new capabilities to strike at U.S. warships … Continue reading

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Iran says it has plan to close Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will block the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the passageway through which a fifth of the world’s oil flows, if its interests are seriously threatened, a senior Iranian military commander … Continue reading

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EU oil embargo on Iran takes effect. Gulf braced for backlash, Hormuz closure

The European oil embargo taking effect Sunday, July 1 blocks the sale to European Union members of 1 million, or one third, of Iran’s daily output of 3.3 million barrels a day. EU insurance firms, the biggest in the world, … Continue reading

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Millennium Challenge: What Did We Learn in a War Game with Iran?

In 2002, the United States conducted a three week war game called the Millennium Challenge. This exercise was a simulation of a war between the United States and Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. The following … Continue reading

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US Navy: Iran’s prepared suicide bomb boats in Gulf

The commander of US naval forces in the region says US navy can prevent Iran from blocking Strait of Hormuz; “They’ve increased the number of submarines, fast attack craft,” Vice Admiral Mark Fox says. MANAMA – Iran has built up its … Continue reading

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Middle East Roundup

Here is a list of stories within the past 24 hours concerning the Middle East: Barak calls on world to stop Iranian nuclear danger Speaking at World Economic Forum in Davos, defense minister calls for tougher sanctions against Islamic Republic; … Continue reading

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Iran will make the world unsafe for Americans in the shortest possible time

Mohammad Kossari, deputy head of the Iranian parliament’s foreign affairs and national security committee has warned the US not to interfere when Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz. While Russia, China and Iran are playing a game of chess, the … Continue reading

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Obama, NDAA, Iran and Golf

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was approved by the Senate on December  15th (the Bill of Rights Day). This legislation will federalize the National Guard, eliminate posse comitatus and may allow the federal government to suspend US citizens rights … Continue reading

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