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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