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US Warships No Longer Escorting Ships in Hormuz Strait

U.S. defense officials say American Navy warships will no longer accompany U.S. and British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz.   Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the order to accompany the vessels through the narrow strait along Iranian territorial waters expired Tuesday. Warships began accompanying the commercial ships last Thursday, two days after Iranian naval vessels detained a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship and its...

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