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    US Seeks Military Coalition to Guard Mideast Waters

    The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff announced yesterday that Washington is enlisting “a number of countries” to help protect commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and off Yemen. Those strategic waters have come under increasing scrutiny after weeks of mysterious attacks on oil tankers and other assets by what the White House claims are Iran-backed forces.

    What’s it like on a patrol ship in the Persian Gulf? U.S. sailors say the increased tension hasn’t affected their daily grind — and that coming in contact with Iranian ships is “just normal professional dialogue.”

    Read OZY’s Donald Dossier about the Trump administration’s saber-rattling.

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