US Navy says Iran building suicide boats

For all the good it will do them... We can destroy any small craft long before it poses a threat to a single ship, so the idea that Iran is constructing these kamikaze boats matters little except perhaps for their own morale. But Iran does have some older ship to ship missiles that might cause us a problem if they launched several at the same time. Reuters: Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the U.S. Navy can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, the commander of U.S. naval forces in the region said on Sunday. Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt shipping in the Gulf or strike U.S. forces in retaliation if its oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its disputed nuclear program comes under attack. "They have increased the number of submarines ... they increased the number of fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox told reporters. "Some of the small boats have...(Read Full Post)

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