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U.S. blames Iran for attack on oil tankers, releases video purporting to show Iranians removing mine

The perilous contest between the United States and Iran for influence in the Middle East escalated dramatically on Thursday as two tankers were targeted in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a vital waterway for global oil shipments.

By |2019-06-14T11:58:50-05:00June 14th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran.

By |2019-06-13T05:50:00-05:00June 13th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

The Continuing Threat from Lone-Wolf Terrorists in America

Since the horror of the 9/11 attacks perpetrated by al-Qaeda and the emergence of the Islamic State, the U.S. has been fixated on preventing the next major terror attack. However, the focus is slowly shifting toward stopping lone-wolf attacks.

By |2019-06-09T19:33:02-05:00June 6th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Punching Iran Over Its Foreign Policy Could Lead to a Faster Path to War

In repeating his readiness to pursue a new nuclear deal with Iran, President Trump this week left unmentioned his administration’s aim to hobble what officials call Tehran’s “expansionist foreign policy” — an ambitious priority that is far more likely to lead the United States into war.

By |2019-05-30T06:13:47-05:00May 30th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Iran’s Rouhani suggests U.S. talks possible if sanctions lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signaled on Wednesday that talks with the United States might be possible if Washington lifted sanctions, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said a deal with Tehran on its nuclear programme was conceivable.

By |2019-05-29T06:22:56-05:00May 29th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Trump approves additional deployment to Mideast to counter Iran

The Trump administration is also considering using a pre-existing rule that would allow it to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Tehran's regional foe, as part of its effort to counter Iran, according to two US officials.

By |2019-05-24T14:06:08-05:00May 24th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Is a US-Iran War Likely to Happen in the Near Future?

Each president since Jimmy Carter has had to deal with Iran at some point during their presidency. President Trump is no different, especially since Trump stated that he would remove the United States from the Iran nuclear deal if elected. He did precisely that last year.

By |2019-05-23T12:49:36-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments