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FEAR AND LOATHING IN THE PERSIAN GULF

The DoD is sending the Nimitz class super-carrier USS Stennis on deployment some four months ahead of schedule in an attempt to maintain two carriers in the CENTCOM area of operations. The Stennis had recently returned from deployment last December, … Read the rest of this entry

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DEADLY SUMMER?: TENSIONS ARE BOILING IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Signs are looming from all sides that things may be reaching a crescendo in the already tense Persian Gulf. New sanctions have just tightened the economic noose around Iran’s economy. Meanwhile six-party “negotiations” relating to Iran’s nuclear enrichment program seem … Read the rest of this entry

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SMALL BUT CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITIES & OMINOUS SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME FOR US-IRANIAN RELATIONS

First off, news came today that the American flagged cargo ship Maersk Texas was rescued by Iranian naval combatants from a swarm of marauding pirates. This happened in the Gulf of Oman, a familiar hunting ground of pirates operating out … Read the rest of this entry

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THE PROTECTOR USV: AN ANTIDOTE FOR IRANIAN FAST ATTACK BOATS?

Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle is nothing new as it has been in testing with the US Navy for some years and has been operational with the Singapore Navy and Israeli Defense Forces since the mid 2000s. What … Read the rest of this entry

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: USN & SOCOM MODIFY THE USS PONCE IN PREPERATION FOR “TANKER WARS II”

In breaking news it would appear that the US Navy, working with Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is rushing to deploy a floating sea base, tailored to support special forces and mine-sweeping operations. This floating outpost will come in the form … Read the rest of this entry

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THE WATER IN THE STRAITS OF HORMUZ IS GETTING CLOSE TO BOILING POINT

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45981376/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/#.Tw_DevkfjDl Everything in my editorial about Iran’s very real threat to close the Straits of Hormuz has now been verified directly by the Pentagon. They can do it and it will not be a clean operation getting such a blockade … Read the rest of this entry

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PLAYING CHICKEN WITH THE WORLD’S OIL SUPPLY: WHAT SHUTTING DOWN THE STRAITS OF HORMUZ REALLY MEANS TO THE REGION AND THE WORLD

News out of the Middle East has dominated world events over the last week. Between Iran’s war games and their subsequent threats to shut down the incredibly vital Straits of Hormuz shipping channel in response to looming sanctions over their … Read the rest of this entry

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SAUDI F-15 DEAL GOES THROUGH!

This is great news for the US defense industry, especially Boeing, who has taken some hard blows from Lockheed’s F-35 recently. 84 new build  F-15s and almost as many upgrade kits for much of their existing fleet means that the F-15 line should … Read the rest of this entry

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