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

Gen. Anthony Tata: Deployment of strike group to Iran is necessary to protect US servicemen and women

The USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group’s mission in the Persian Gulf is not only to deter burgeoning Iranian influence in the region but to also act on specific intelligence relating to Iranian plans to attack U.S. personnel and interests in Iraq and Israel. In the last three … Read More

Iran claims it now controls the Straits of Hormuz and this could trigger US-Iran war

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The head of the navy of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, General Alireza Tangsiri, said on Monday that Iran had full control of the Gulf and the U.S. Navy did not belong there. Tangsiri said Iran had full control of the Gulf … Read More

With Demise of Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Foes See an Opportunity. Others See Risk of War

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The Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, gave a televised speech to supporters this month in Baalbek, Lebanon. Iran has used Hezbollah to project power in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and elsewhere. CreditDiego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times   BEIRUT, Lebanon … Read More

U.S. Evolving Middle East Operations of Carrier Strike Group as ISIS Loses Ground, Iranian Drones Make Daily Appearances

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An F-18 lands aboard carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during flight operations in the Persian Gulf on March 10, 2018. USNI News photo. ABOARD CARRIER USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN THE PERSIAN GULF — The rollback of ISIS forces in Iraq … Read More