The US Coast Guard cutter Maui fired two rounds of warning shots with a .50 caliber machine gun to drive the gunboats away.
Encounters far from home in April underscored the Coast Guard's growing overseas role, which is set to expand amid efforts to counter China.
A US ship fired warning shots after the fast-attack boats ignored radioed warnings and continued maneuvering near US forces at close range.
At one point, a large Iranian vessel crossed the bow of a US Coast Guard ship at an "unnecessarily close range," the US Navy said.
The US Navy says that four Iranian Iranian vessels harassed two US Coast Guard cutters in international waters in the Persian Gulf earlier this month.
Operation Praying Mantis, the largest US naval action since World War II, offers a glimpse of what a US-Iran war could look like now.
The Biden administration has started a review of the US military's global posture as calls grow for a change to the US's role in the world.
A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress heavy, long-range bomber flew through the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, the sixth such deterrence flight since late November. A senior US military official told Defence One on Wednesday that the aim is to deter Iranian aggression to “give policy makers more decision space as […]
The US Navy appears to be sending a message to Iran in the form of a guided-missile submarine equipped with tremendous firepower and possibly special operations troops. The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia sailed into the Persian Gulf on Monday, and the Navy made sure everyone knew it. For the […]
Iranian military exercises in the Persian Gulf in late July featured a mockup aircraft carrier, which appeared to be a replica of a US Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The exercise, and its apparent reference to the US Navy, comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries, and the manoeuvres on […]
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he had ordered the US Navy to fire on and destroy any Iranian gunboats that harassed American ships. The announcement comes on the heels of an incident last week in which nearly a dozen Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy attack boats harassed […]
The US Navy said Wednesday that 11 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels harassed US ships in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian boats “conducted dangerous and harassing approaches,” crossing the bows and sterns of the US ships repeatedly, the Navy said. One Iranian boat came within 10 yards of […]
In March, US Navy surface ships, including a destroyer, worked with Army Apache helicopters to practice responding to threats at sea. The addition of Army aircraft expands the Navy’s ability to do reconnaissance and to hold threats at bay, a Navy officer said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
US Central Command is asking Congress for $US21 million to expand its logistics footprint at the port of Duqm in Oman. Located outside the Persian Gulf, Duqm gives the US more capabilities in the region, including another port that aircraft carriers can use. Duqm could also give the US an […]
A Russian warship, reportedly a surveillance and intelligence vessel, on Thursday “aggressively approached” a US Navy destroyer in the North Arabian Sea, the US Navy said on Friday. The Russian ship sailed within 180 feet of the USS Farragut, CNN reported, citing defence officials. The Navy said the Farragut was […]
The sun appears to have devil horns in stunning pictures taken off the coast of Al Wakrah, Qatar by photographer Elias Chasiotis. The photos were taken during an eclipse at sunrise on December 26, 2019, and went viral after Chasiotis posted them on Facebook, appearing in the likes of CNN, […]
Global airlines are avoiding airspace in and around Iran and Iraq, as news emerges that a Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran early Wednesday was accidentally shot down by Iran. The FAA created a no-fly zone for US civil aircraft following an Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq […]