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May 7, 2013 1:15 am

US Led Naval Exercises to Begin in Persian Gulf

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A Russian-built, Kilo-class diesel submarine used by Iranian navy. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet- The US Navy said envoys from 41 nations have gathered in Bahrain to begin anti-mine drills in the Persian Gulf amid efforts by Iran to expand its naval presence there.

The US-led exercises, which run through May 30, mark the second major show of maritime cooperation in the Gulf in less than a year.

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  • jerry hersch

    It is unfortunate that our diminishing aircraft carrier fleet is a a bad time in its cycle.Many of the newly constructed vessels are at various stages of “shakedown” cruises.Others are in various stages of reconstruction and updating.
    The Stennis that til recently was on station in the Gulf has just returned to Bremerton and the Eisenhower left the Gulf the end of April and is now in the North Arabian Sea.The Carl Vinson left San Diego a few days ago for ??..
    Interestingly the Stennis performed a mid-ocean ordnance transfer on its route home to USNS Richard E. Byrd,one of Military Sealift Command vessels,is a veteran of many humanitarian relief operations and is capable of sustaining long periods of activity.