GCC: Concerns about Iranian plans to close the Strait of Hormuz

The Pentagon has reportedly proposed plans to the GCC states on how to protect and defend their strategic facilities and the Strait of Hormuz against possible Iranian attacks. Simultaneously, it is trying to convince the GCC states to hold a large-scale naval exercise in the Gulf region. The following 474-word item, included in the Tactical Weekly’s issue of November 7, 2008, focuses on why the Iranians are taking military measures near the Strait of Hormuz and on how the GCC states are reacting to these measures.

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