High Seas Harassment Research Paper

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Thompson Matt 9/9/16 4B International Current Event: Iran Escalates High Seas Harassment of US Navy In the Persian Gulf the USS Firebolt was harassed by an Iranian fast Attack boat. This altercation occurred over this weekend but is not the first incident involving Iranian and U.S. naval craft. This weekend seven Iranian fast attack boats came near the USS Firebolt. This provocative maneuver resulted in one Iranian boat coming within 100 yards of the US ship. The Firebolt carries a crew of 30 and the navy assessed this maneuver to be unsafe and unprofessional. There have been 31 unsafe encounters this year between US and Iranian boats which is up from 23 last year. These incidents include another altercation where the USS Squall fired
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