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U.S. Sending More Warships, Marines to Middle East Amid Rising Tensions With Iran

Posted on AllSides July 21st, 2023
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The U.S. military said it is sending additional warships and Marines to the Middle East in an effort to deter Iran from seizing more ships in the region.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the new forces to the region, the Pentagon said late Thursday, after the U.S. Navy thwarted separate attempts earlier this month by Iran to seize two oil tankers in international waters in the Gulf of Oman.

Middle East allies have been pressing the U.S. to do more to confront Iran, which—in the span of a week this spring—seized two tankers, including...

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