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Reckless Iran ramps up dangers at sea, US Navy commander says

Unsafe interactions at sea between the U.S. and Iran are on a troubling upswing, the commander of an American destroyer that recently fired warning shots said on Thursday. Cmdr. Mark Davis, the USS Mahan’s commanding officer, said the number of “unsafe and unprofessional” interactions jumped from 23 in 2015 to 35 last year, although the percentage

Iran Nuclear Agreement: Deal Us Out

Ed Feulner, Iran’s leaders have a simple message for any administration unhappy about the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama: Hands off. The deal has faced no shortage of criticism from those who rightly point out its defects. Too bad, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says: There is “no possibility” of dismantling it. According to Iran’s

Iran deploys warships off Yemen after US, Houthis trade fire

Iran deployed two warships off Yemen threatening to further escalate tensions after the U.S. fired Tomahawk cruise missiles destroying three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. Iran sent the ships to the Gulf of Aden, one of the world’s most vital shipping routes, “to protect trade

Trump questions Clinton’s temperament, calls her ‘out of control’

Donald Trump tried at Monday’s debate to turn the tables on presidential rival Hillary Clinton, questioning her temperament and calling her “totally out of control” during a recent speech. Trump, the Republican nominee, was referring to a video address Clinton, the Democratic nominee, gave last week to a union group in Las Vegas in which

Experts say U.S. limp as it faces foreign military bullying

Jamie McIntyre,  The U.S. military is getting an unwelcome reputation: a pushover. An escalating series of confrontations on the seas and in the skies around the world is creating the perception that the U.S. is the child who’s bullied in school because he doesn’t fight back. Whether it’s Iran playing chicken with U.S. patrol boats

Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf

Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a

Iran’s Ongoing Military Buildup, Laughing in the face of Washington’s “concern.”

P. David Hornik, Last week Iranian naval vessels subjected U.S. warships to what U.S. officials called “harassing maneuvers risking dangerous escalation.” In an incident last January, Iran illegally detained a group of U.S. sailors—using the fact that their boats had veered into Iranian waters as a supposed justification. In last week’s incidents, Iran couldn’t even

Iran Deploys Long Range Missiles, US Drones Retreat from Airspace After Warning

Justin Holcomb, Earlier in 2016, Russia delivered several divisions of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran and now Tehran is deploying those same systems to the Fordo nuclear facility according to state television.   “Protecting nuclear facilities is paramount in all circumstances,” said General Farzad Esmaili, commander of Iran’s air defenses.  “Today, Iran’s sky is one of the

Crooked Hillary Took $100 Million From Middle East Regimes: œMassive Conflicts Of Interest

Mac Slavo, SHTFplan.com How much more of Hillary Clinton’s scandals can America take? A bombshell report from The Daily Caller says the Clinton Foundation, a purported not-for-profit charity headed by Bill, Hillary and daughter Chelsea, has reportedly amassed a fortune from oil-rich mid east nations to the tune of $100 million. National Security Analyst Patrick Poole says the amount

Iran lashes out, threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz over GOP rep’s bill

Iran’s leaders voiced outrage this week – and even threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — following a Republican congressman’s  proposed legislation seeking a stronger response to Tehran’s recent provocative actions against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, including the capture of 10 Navy sailors in January. A senior Revolutionary Guard commander

Airstrikes on Iraq Carry Risks as Obama Weighs Options

 The airstrikes that President Barack Obama is considering against Islamic militants in Iraq could prove as messy and inconclusive as the war the U.S. thought had ended there in 2011. Unlike the strikes that preceded the Iraq and Afghanistan ground wars, any air offensive this time would come with the encouragement and support of the