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US Navy Protecting Vessels in Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. Navy may provide protection for commercial vessels from other countries passing through the Strait of Hormuz. Pentagon officials said the Navy has already accompanied four American-flagged ships through the strait, including through the area of the passageway in Iranian waters. "Current plans are for accompanying U.S.-flagged ships, although there are discussions with other nations to include their vessels as well," Col. Pat Ryder, a spokesman for the U.S. Central...

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