War in August?
The US Navy has unexpectedly dispatched a
fourth aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, along with a fleet of
underwater drones in what is being considered just the latest move in a
series of escalations leading towards a potential war with Iran.
The deployment of dozens of small, unmanned submarine-like watercraft
was confirmed by the Los Angeles Times this week, which cites military
officials speaking on condition of anonymity.
This particular type of craft, unmanned SeaFox submersible, are
reported to be sent to the Gulf so that the US military can detect and
destroy any mines that may be planted in the waterway by Iranian
officials if they escalate efforts to block the Strait of Hormuz, a
strategically important narrow stretch of water that exists as an
immensely important conduit for any resources being moved in or out of
the Middle East.
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