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United States Navy: Naval warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 319,421 personnel on active duty and 99,616 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 282 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of March 2018, making it the third-largest air force in the world, after the United States Air Force and the United States Army.

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Gulf crisis: Close up to stricken oil tanker with the US Navy

gulf crisis: close up to stricken oil tanker with the us navy
The BBC's Mark Lowen sees the damage caused to one of the oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman.
BBC News - Published

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack

The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and..
Reuters - Published

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U.S. Navy: Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Attacks On Gulf Tankers [Video]U.S. Navy: Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Attacks On Gulf Tankers

The United States attempted on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

US Navy says mine pieces suggest Iranian origin [Video]US Navy says mine pieces suggest Iranian origin

The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war [Video]The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war

Recent attacks on cargo vessels have put the focus on a shipping lane responsible for about a fifth of the world's oil exports. But in reality, this place is a powder keg for a much larger..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:05Published

U.S. Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack [Video]U.S. Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack

According to Reuters, the United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by showing mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Retired Navy SEAL Officer Hopes Trump Follows Path Of 'Integrity' Of Obama And Bush [Video]Retired Navy SEAL Officer Hopes Trump Follows Path Of 'Integrity' Of Obama And Bush

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven had a word to say to President Donald Trump. He told Trump his predecessors were “men of great integrity, and great character.” According to Business Insider,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Owner Of Japanese Tanker Says 'Flying Objects' Involved In Gulf Of Oman Attack [Video]Owner Of Japanese Tanker Says 'Flying Objects' Involved In Gulf Of Oman Attack

According to a report by Business Insider, the owner of one of the two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman said that the crew of the ship saw 'flying objects' just before the ship was hit, a claim..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Owner Of Tanker Says Crew Claims 'Flying Objects' Attacked Ship In Gulf Of Oman [Video]Owner Of Tanker Says Crew Claims 'Flying Objects' Attacked Ship In Gulf Of Oman

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the president of Kokuka Sangyo said that two 'flying objects' damaged a Japanese tanker in an attack in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, however no damage was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Britain 'Deeply Concerned' Over Reports Of Attacks On Vessels In Gulf Of Oman [Video]Britain 'Deeply Concerned' Over Reports Of Attacks On Vessels In Gulf Of Oman

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Britain said that it was deeply concerned by reports of explosions and fires on vessels in the Gulf of Oman. Shipping firms and industry sources..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Iran Accelerates Uranium Enrichment [Video]Iran Accelerates Uranium Enrichment

According to Reuters, Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Trump and Bolton Are Eyeing Conflict With Iran, But The Pentagon Is Looking Else Where [Video]Trump and Bolton Are Eyeing Conflict With Iran, But The Pentagon Is Looking Else Where

According to Business Insider, The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Flexes Muscles Near Iran [Video]US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Flexes Muscles Near Iran

According to Business Insider, The US Navy Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and US Air Force bombers deployed to the Middle East to counter Iran conducted simulated strike drills near Iran this..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Amid USS McCain Controversy, Pentagon Says Military Will Not Be Politicized [Video]Amid USS McCain Controversy, Pentagon Says Military Will Not Be Politicized

According to Reuters, a US official said that the Pentagon has told the White House that the U.S. military will not be politicized. The comments come in response to a controversy after officials..

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China and U.S. clash again on trade and Taiwan [Video]China and U.S. clash again on trade and Taiwan

The United States and China exchanged of acerbic comments over the weekend at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore as their ties come under increasing strain due to a bitter trade war, U.S. support for..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Navy Acknowledges Request Regarding USS John S. McCain Made For Trump Visit [Video]Navy Acknowledges Request Regarding USS John S. McCain Made For Trump Visit

According to CNN, the US Navy acknowledged Friday that a request had been made regarding the USS John S. McCain in relation to President Donald Trump's visit to Japan. The statement stems from emails..

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Meghan McCain Criticizes Trump Over The USS McCain Controversy [Video]Meghan McCain Criticizes Trump Over The USS McCain Controversy

According to CNN, Meghan McCain has publicly criticized President Trump over the USS McCain controversy. On Thursday McCain responded to reports that the White House asked lower-level US Navy officials..

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Trump denies knowledge of USS McCain request [Video]Trump denies knowledge of USS McCain request

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was "not involved" in any effort to move the USS John S. McCain that was stationed near the site of his recent speech in Japan. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

U.S. Claims Iranian Naval Mines Used In UAE Tanker Attacks [Video]U.S. Claims Iranian Naval Mines Used In UAE Tanker Attacks

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said that naval mines 'almost certainly from Iran' were used to attack oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

National Security Advisor Says Iranian Mines Likely Used In UAE Tanker Attack [Video]National Security Advisor Says Iranian Mines Likely Used In UAE Tanker Attack

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said that naval mines 'almost certainly from Iran' were used to attack oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Iran Dismisses U.S. Claim That Its Naval Mines Were Used In UAE Tanker Attacks [Video]Iran Dismisses U.S. Claim That Its Naval Mines Were Used In UAE Tanker Attacks

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman dismissed remarks by US National Security Adviser John Bolton that Iranian naval mines were responsible for attacks on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

U.S. Deploys Troops To Middle East, Citing Threat Of Iran [Video]U.S. Deploys Troops To Middle East, Citing Threat Of Iran

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the United States announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, calling it an effort to boost defenses against Iran while it accused the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

U.S. Navy Sails Again Through Taiwan Strait [Video]U.S. Navy Sails Again Through Taiwan Strait

Reuters reports The U.S. military said it sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, its latest transit through the sensitive waterway, angering China at a time of tense relations..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Acting Defense Secretary Says Potential For Iranian Attacks On Americans 'Put On Hold' [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Says Potential For Iranian Attacks On Americans 'Put On Hold'

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that while Iran continues to threaten the region, the potential for attacks on Americans has been 'put on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Iranian President Rouhani Calls U.S. Administration 'Novice Politicians With Naive Ideas' [Video]Iranian President Rouhani Calls U.S. Administration 'Novice Politicians With Naive Ideas'

According to a report by Reuters, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the US administration 'novice politicians with naive ideas,' claiming that President Donald Trump had stepped back from threats..

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U.S. Navy: assisting tankers after 'reported attack' in Gulf of Oman

U.S. Naval forces are assisting tankers in the Gulf of Oman after receiving two distress calls on Thursday, the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet told Reuters.
Reuters - Published
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