Air Force Sends B-52 Bombers to Diego Garcia Amid Middle East Buildup: Report

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a routine training mission in the vicinity of the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, on Sept. 23, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo … Read More

U.S. Buildup Not Cowing Iran

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Bottom Line Up Front The top commander for U.S. forces in the Middle East warned that the growing U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf might not be enough to deter Iran from attacking Gulf states. The comments by CENTCOM … Read More

Iran FM warns US against ‘serious miscalculation’ in Persian Gulf

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Frame grab from NBC News’ interview of August 17, 2019 in Tehran with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cautions the United States against attempting to form a naval coalition against Iran under the guise … Read More

Iran Considers Israel’s Participation In U.S.-Led Force ‘Obvious Threat’

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A speedboat of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard trains a weapon toward the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday by the Guard, in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, July 21, 2019 Iran … Read More

Merkel ally calls for Europe to go it alone in the Gulf

Britain has already deployed the destroyer, HMS Duncan, to protect shipping from seizure by Iran – CREDIT: LA(PHOTO) BEN SUTTON/MOD/PA A key ally of Angela Merkel has called for Europe to set up its own naval task force in the … Read More

US proceeding with plan for coalition to counter Iran threats

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Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff says he hopes other nations will soon sign up to join the effort to protect commercial traffic in Persian Gulf area Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies during a … Read More

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks

The crude oil tanker, Amjad, which was one of two reported tankers that were damaged in mysterious “sabotage attacks”, off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah on May 13, 2019. (Photo: Karim Sahib, AFP/Getty Images) FUJAIRAH, United Arab … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 10 May 2019

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Greetings from Tyler,          If you planned to buy some cheap sporting goods gear or anything else made in China, you might want to hurry to the store.   Trade talks appear to have reached an impasse, … Read More

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