Tag Archives: Iran

CENTCOM CO: No U.S. Over-the-Horizon Strikes in Afghanistan Since Withdrawal

CENTCOM CO: No U.S. Over-the-Horizon Strikes in Afghanistan Since Withdrawal

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie commander, U.S. Central Command, provides testimony at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on ending the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 29, 2021. DoD Photo

The U.S. is gathering over-the-horizon intelligence on terrorist activities in Afghanistan but hasn’t made a strike against ISIS-K and al Qaeda, the head of U.S. Central Command told a Senate panel said. Read More

Iran’s Drive to Modernize Navy Faces Latest in String of Setbacks

Iran’s Drive to Modernize Navy Faces Latest in String of Setbacks

H I Sutton Photo Illustration for USNI News Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies Used with Permission

Iran’s drive for naval modernization and self-sufficiency has had another recent setback the when Iranian Navy’s newest frigate capsized in its dry dock. Last week, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps showed off more than 100 of their latest homegrown fast attack craft – new types of missile boats, unique torpedo boats and other craft – in Bandar Abbas. Read More

Cyber Presence Operations Key to Pentagon’s Gray Zone Conflict with China

Cyber Presence Operations Key to Pentagon’s Gray Zone Conflict with China

Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) battle watch captains and current operations officers provide the watchstanders and incident responders on the current status of Large Scale Exercise 2021 (LSE 21) on Aug. 5, 2021. US Navy Photo

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday believes the best way to counter Chinese gray zone cyber operations is to “be in the way” as the Navy is by operating forward in the Indo-Pacific region. Read More