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What If America Lost A Carrier In A War With Iran?

John Bird Security, Middle East Not impossible. The Navy simply lacks enough ships and aircraft to meet the increasing demands of its global mission. The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly...
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Stephen Colbert On Trump's Racist Rant: It's The Squad Vs. The Klan!

Stephen Colbert returned from the holiday break to call out Donald Trump for “pinching out a steaming pile of tweets” over the weekend against Democratic congresswomen known as “The Squad”: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Oman, Ayanna...
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Mcdermott (mdr) Scoops Up Feed Contract For Oman Lng Project

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Insurance Rates ‘increased 10-fold’ After Attacks In The Strait Of Hormuz, Report

Six oil tankers and a U.S. spy drone have been attacked since May either in, or near, the Strait of Hormuz — a strategically important waterway which separates Iran, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. “Insurance to transit the Strait of Hormuz...
Related topics: Drones, Iran, United Arab Emirates

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How Oman Has Become A Key Diplomatic Player In The Middle East

Oman has emerged as a quiet facilitator of dialogue, including between Iran and the U.S. "We always keep a focus not on the negative, but on the positive," says Oman's incoming U.N. ambassador.(Image credit: Sam McNeil/AP)
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Omani Foreign Minister Makes Rare Visit To Syria

BEIRUT , Lebanon-  Oman’s foreign minister has made a rare visit to Damascus to discuss with President Bashar Assad ways of restoring stability and security in the region. Oman is one of few Arab countries that kept normal relations with Damascus...
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Shutdown Showdown: How The Strait Of Hormuz Factors Into The U.s.-iran Crisis

Sidharth Kaushal Security, Middle East It is only within the context of substantial policy differences on either side of the Atlantic that Iran’s catalytic strategy makes sense. The recent mining of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman,...
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Mossad Chief Announces Renewal Of Israel-oman Ties, Calls It ‘tip Of Much Broader Secret Effort’

Despite the fact that Muscat and Tel Aviv have no official diplomatic relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Oman in October 2018, in what his office touted as “a significant step” towards implement Netanyahu’s policy...
Related topics: Mossad, Israel, Tel,aviv, Benjamin Netanyahu

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Saudi Arabia Boosts Security Measures In Its Waters Over Recent Attacks On Oil Tankers - Reports

Last month two oil tankers were targeted in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz, with the United States and some of its allies immediately accusing Iran of being behind the attacks. Tehran has strongly denied the allegations and urged to stop...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tehran

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Britain And Oman’s Special Relationship

Amid a looming succession question concerning the current sultan, Mark Curtis reviews how the Gulf state became, in effect, a giant British military and intelligence base. By Mark Curtis British Foreign Policy Declassified Sixty years ago, Britain...
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Russian Military Has Info Downed Us Drone Violated Iranian Airspace - Security Council Secretary

Tensions between Iran and the US have intensified since Tehran downed an American drone, which as Iran said, had violated the country's borders. Washington, meanwhile, has accused Tehran of allegedly attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman,...
Related topics: Military, Drones, Iran, Tehran

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Would U.s. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose A War To Iran?

John Bird Security, Do we even have enough carriers?  The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft...
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Un Security Council Condemns Attacks On Oil Tankers In Gulf Of Oman

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - UN Security Council member states have condemned the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman as a serious threat to international maritime navigation and international security, Kuwait’s Ambassador to the United...
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Eia Warns "limited Options To Bypass" Straits Of Hormuz

Via EIA.gov, The Strait of Hormuz, located between Oman and Iran, connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because of the large volumes of oil that flow...
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Iran Preys On Western Conspiracism, Centrism And Self-doubt

Originally published under the title "Iran's Allies: Western Conspiracism, Centrism and Self-doubt." Since the June 13 attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Iran has benefited not from its own sharp diplomacy and media, but from a combination of
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Trump: 'we're Moving Forward With Additional Sanctions On Iran'

Without offering specifics, the president says he is increasing sanctions as Washington accuses Tehran of downing a U.S. drone and attacking foreign-owned oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)
Related topics: Iran, Tehran, Drones

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China's Paramilitary Navy Just Sank A Philippine Fishing Boat (and The U.s. Said Nothing)

Timothy Robbins, Monica Michiko Sato Security, What does this mean for U.S. allies? As the media fixates on the U.S. response to the June 13 attacks on commercial shipping in the Gulf of Oman, simmering tensions more than 3,700 miles away in the...
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Faa Issues No-fly Zone Above Straits Of Hormuz And Gulf Of Oman

While a military confrontation with Iran appears to have been delayed in the last moment by president Trump, who overrode the neocons in his cabinet including Pompeo, Bolton and Haspel, the signal for a Tomahawk launch may come with a tweet from...
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Iranian Officials Say Trump Warned Them About Imminent Strike

Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that President Trump had sent Tehran a message via Oman warning about an imminent strike, which he reportedly called off before any missiles were fired. “In his message, Trump said he was against any war...
Related topics: Reuters, Iran, Tehran

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Iranian Officials Say Trump Warned Them About Imminent Strike

Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that President Trump had sent Tehran a message via Oman warning about an imminent strike, which he reportedly called off before any missiles were fired. “In his message, Trump said he was against any war...
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