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America Adrift: ‘Bringing The World To Crisis”

Posted by James Kitfield on


The Trump administration has watered down U.S. global leadership to coercive deal-making. The dangerous contours of a world in crisis are now coming into stark relief.

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Israel Meets With UAE, Declares It’s Joining Persian Gulf Coalition

Posted by Arie Egozi on


Foreign Minister Israel Katz told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee about the agreement, and told lawmakers that Israel participates in intelligence and other areas where it can offer capabilities and advantages.

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Mossad Director: Arabs Allying With Israel Vs. Iran

Posted by Arie Egozi on


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TEL AVIV: Even as Mideast tensions escalate, with new Israeli strikes on Syria over the weekend and Iran exceeding international limits on enriched uranium, no less a figure than the director of Mossad sees a historic opportunity for peace. Why? Because Iran’s escalating aggression — especially attacks on its neighbors’ economic lifeline, oil exports —… Keep reading →

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US Wants Allies To Do More In Gulf; But They’re Already There

Posted by Paul McLeary on


130521-N-PV215-101 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (May 21, 2013) - Combined Task Force 521 conducts convoy escort operations with a large natural gas tanker during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX). IMCMEX 13 includes navies from more than 40 countries and will exercise a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released) http://www.flickr.com/photos/navcent/8802318716/

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to establish a 20-country coalition to protect commercial shipping in the Middle East. But the US already leads a 33-country coalition doing just that.

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Over Past 24 Hours, US & Iran Each Claim To Narrowly Avoid Deadly Attacks

Posted by Arie Egozi on


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Both sides are claiming they stepped back from the edge over the past 24 hours, unwilling to see the loss of life. Tensions in the Gulf haven’t diminished however.

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US: Iran Shoots Down Global Hawk; Second Drone Down This Month

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Global Hawk was downed after two earlier shots at US drones in the region, and attacks on commercial shipping.

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Iranian Missile Misfires As Other Attacks Hit Home

Posted by Arie Egozi on


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Israeli sources expressed alarm that neither Israel, the US, nor allied Arab nations picked up any advance warning of what appear to have been well-planned, well-executed, and increasingly destructive attacks by Iranian and proxy forces.

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UPDATED: Centcom Confirms Reaper Shoot Down, Says Iran And Houthis Fired At Drones

Posted by Paul McLeary on


A day after two commercial tankers are hit in the Gulf of Oman, reports emerge the Houthis are firing — and hitting — US aircraft.

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Leaks, Drones, Mystery Attacks: US-Iran Tensions Boil Hot, But…

Posted by Arie Egozi on


As troops and hardware are on the move in the Gulf, diplomats signal that no one is eager for war.

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CNO: USS Lincoln Persian Gulf Trip No Surprise — ‘Planned For Some Time’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


CNO John Richardson said Monday that, essentially, the Persian Gulf deployment was business as usual. “The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group was planned to deploy for some time now,” he told the SeaAirSpace conference.

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