U.S. Navy Seizes Iranian Weapon Shipment

A U.S. navy destroyer intercepted an Iranian boat carrying “cache of weapons and advanced missile components” belonging to Iran. According to the Pentagon, the vessel was carrying un-assembled parts of anti-ship cruise missiles, land-attack cruise missiles, air-defense missiles, and anti-tank missiles and appeared to be headed towards Yemen, where a civil war rages. The weapons caches was seized after a Coast Guard boarding team boarded the boat last Wednesday in the northern Arabian Sea. Reported by Fox News. Read more…

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Officials later released pictures of the seized weapons. Reported by Fox News. Read more…

Additionally, the Pentagon is considering sending as many as 7,000 troops to the Middle East to counter what it sees as an increasing threat from Iran. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, however, says the Pentagon “has not made any decision.” Reported by Fox News. Read more…

Trump is also expected to announce that the U.S. be withdrawing 4,000 troops from Afghanistan, leaving between 8,000 and 9,000 in the country. Reported by i24 News. Read more…