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Iran warns US warships are in range of its missiles as 2 destroyers sail into the Persian Gulf

An Iranian official said Friday that "even our short-range missiles can easily reach" US warships that sailed into the Persian Gulf on Thursday.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Indian Ocean, January 18, 2012.

Why the US suddenly decided to send an aircraft carrier and bombers to check Iran

The US got intel hinting at a possible Iranian attack on US interests, so Washington decided to move additional firepower to the region as a warning.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans transits the Strait of Hormuz in front of amphibious assault ship USS Essex, October 10, 2018.

Here’s what it looked like when 2 Iranian speedboats zipped by a US warship carrying the top commander in the Middle East

US and Iranian vessels have not had an "unsafe or unprofessional" incident in more than a year, but they had a close encounter last week.
A US Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to take off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima while transiting the Bab al Mandab Strait, June 7, 2018.

Iran has found a new way to harass US warships, and it’s got the US Navy on edge

The US Navy says that it hasn't had an unsafe or unprofessional interactions with Iran's military in more than a year. But even with that seeming stalemate, Iranian forces have found a way frustrate the US.
Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets of the Iranian army fly past during a military parade to commemorate army day in Tehran April 17, 2008.

Iran put on a show of force to threaten the US — but it was unconvincing at best

Iran on Friday carried out a military drill aimed at showing the US how it might try to shut down oil shipping in the Persian Gulf after fresh US sanctions in November, but the display was underwhelming at best.
The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan on the Strait of Hormuz, October 29, 2011.

The US Navy faces ‘a huge liability’ in countering one of Iran’s favorite and most dangerous weapons

Iran's naval forces are no match for the US Navy and its partners, but Tehran often relies on asymmetric tactics, and one weapon it could bring to bear in the Persian Gulf may present a particular challenge for the Navy.

The US military doesn’t seem to be on board with Trump’s condemnation of Qatar

Since Trump appeared to throw his weight behind the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar, the US has sold weapons to and done naval drills with the Qataris.

Iran may be intentionally ‘testing the patience of the US’ by detaining sailors in the Persian Gulf

Iran detaining 10 American Navy sailors in the Persian Gulf seems intentionally provocative.