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US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

...commercial ships during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to ensure they encounter...U.S. Navy ships will be present in and near the Strait of Hormuz while U.S. commercial vessels are in transit, but...
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Con: US Bombing of Iran unnecessary - it lacks resources needed to block the Strait of Hormuz

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Iranian vice president is threatening to use Iran's navy to close the Strait of Hormuz to shipping traffic if the U.S.-led oil embargo chokes off his nation's oil exports.Both outcomes are extremely unlikely...
Alaska Editorial: Go for Iran's oil jugular oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if the European Union delivers...drop of oil cannot flow from the Strait of Hormuz," a top Iranian official said...Iranian threat to barricade the Strait of Hormuz: It's hollow. Iran's previous...
Intensify diplomacy with Iran

...interests. They could help the forces arrayed against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, for example, and close the Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers, sending oil prices soaring.So, what about sanctions? "None of these sanctions so far have been...
Living with a nuclear Iran

...attacking U.S. targets in Iraq and Afghanistan is not. Iran also could try to close or disrupt shipping traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, which carries some 20 percent of the world's oil. Or it might choose to attack Israel, perhaps triggering a...
Outside Editorial: Pruning the Pentagon

...power to counter our Pacific fleet. Another is Iran, with its threat to disrupt global oil supplies by closing the Strait of Hormuz.Those dangers explain Obama's refusal to cut the number of aircraft carriers from 11 to 10. Drones and special...
Should Israel attack Iran's nuclear weapons facilities without waiting for green light from the US? Pro

...the world to a huge spike in oil prices that could occur, especially if Iran seeks to close the oil-transporting Strait of Hormuz. Quite the contrary, Israel should be sensitive to U.S. concerns, for the two nations have a bond that rivals...


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