It’s getting easy to overlook the tired rhetoric and hollow tension surrounding Iran, the U.S. and Israel.
It’s been months, and months since the back-and-forth began. First, Iran’s shutting the Strait of Hormuz, then its saying it’d never shut the strait. Then Israel’s planning a solo attack. No, they’re not.
It’s frustrating, but that doesn’t mean the situation couldn’t turn ugly at the drop of a hat.
Joby Warick at The Washington Post reports improved Iranian weapons and an enhanced plan [...]
Homeowners in southwestern Connecticut who have been experiencing problems with opening or closing their garage doors may have a nearby Navy base to blame.
U.S. Navy officials have acknowledged on Monday that a radio signal being transmitted out of the Groton Submarine Base is likely the cause behind the residents’ garage-door woes.
The signal is part of the Enterprise Land Mobile Radio (ELMR) system, which is used by the military to coordinate [...]
The USS Sentry, USS Devastator, USS Pioneer, and USS Warrior minesweepers arrive in the Gulf
Four U.S. Navy minesweepers arrive in the Gulf Reuters
Law & Politics
The four additional mine countermeasures (MCM) ships arrived on
Saturday and are scheduled for a seven-month deployment in an area of
operations that includes the Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of
the Indian Ocean.
The area also includes two other critical shipping choke points of the
Suez Canal [...]
NANTICOKE, Md. (WBOC/AP)- A U.S. Navy drone crashed early Monday afternoon in a marshy area on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, military officials said. There were no reported injuries on the ground and no damage to property.
The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator unmanned aircraft being tested by the Navy went down at around 12:11 p.m. near Bloodsworth Island in southern Dorchester County, the Navy said in a release.
from another source via cnn:
Washington (CNN) – A U.S. Navy drone [...]
Friday, January 13, 2012
The administration of President Barack Obama used secret channels to warn Iran against closing the Strait of Hormuz, the New York Times reported on Friday, amid recent tensions over the possible closing of the strategic waterway.
On Friday, the New York Times reported that Obama used secret channels to warn Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei against closing the strategic waterway, saying that such a move was a [...]