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Yemen Brings US, Iran Closer to Naval Face-Off

Rising tensions over the conflict in Yemen appear to be pitting the United States against Iran in a sensitive showdown in the Gulf of Aden. Citing current instability and the need to ensure that vital shipping lanes in the area remain open, U.S. naval officials said Monday they are sending two more ships to the waters off the coast of Yemen to take part in “maritime security operations.” The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy passed...

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