Trump, Iran and the New Guns of August -James Stavridis

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) -- In the hot summer of 1987, I was a young Navy officer sailing into the Arabian Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz onboard the Valley Forge, a brand new and heavily armed Aegis Cruiser. Our mission, code-named Ernest Will, was to escort merchant ships in and out of the Gulf, protecting them from the threat of Iranian cruise missiles and air … [Read more...]

Trump’s War of Words With Iran Shines Spotlight on Vital Oil Route

By Anthony DiPaola (Bloomberg) -- The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and his counterpart in Iran over oil exports and sanctions is shining a spotlight on the narrow, twisting conduit for about 30 percent of the world’s seaborne-traded crude. The Middle East’s biggest oil exporters rely on the Strait of Hormuz, the passage linking the Persian Gulf with … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Says Video Shows Iranian Navy Firing Rockets Near Warships in Strait of Hormuz

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy released black-and-white video on Saturday it said was taken by an American helicopter showing an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel firing unguided rockets on Dec. 26 near warships including the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran on Dec. 31 denied that its Revolutionary Guards … [Read more...]