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A picture from the Iranian News Agency ISNA reportedly shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian-owned Front Altair tanker in the Gulf of Oman. The Trump administration blamed Iran for attacking two tankers on June 13.

U.S. Blames Iran for Latest Tanker Attack

Pompeo says no other country could have orchestrated the explosions with “such a high degree of sophistication.”

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 14, 2011) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) is underway as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. The strike group is deploying to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Wade/Released)

Is the U.S. Navy a Sitting Duck?

Why asymmetric warfare on the high seas is so tricky for great powers.

CORRECTING NAME OF THE GULF IN IPTC Members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard show their skills in attacking a naval vessel during military exercises in the Gulf on April 22, 2010. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards launched a new "ultra-fast" boat capable of causing high destruction after testing it in a key oil supply route, at the start of a three-day military drill.  AFP PHOTO/FARS NEWS/MEHDI MARIZAD (Photo credit should read )

Watch: Iranian Attack-Boats Swarm U.S. Destroyer

Iran's swarming tactics can overcome the U.S. Navy's technological superiority.

Sailors approach USS Farragut at sea.

Iran Boards Merchant Ship; U.S. Navy En Route

Iranian forces have boarded a commercial ship in Strait of Hormuz, U.S. Navy heading to scene

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