US wants military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran, Yemen

US wants military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran, Yemen

The US hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen. Under the plan, the US would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts for the military coalition. Allies would patrol waters near those US command ships and escort commercial vessels with their nation’s flags.

Simone
Simone
IIZard
IIZard 9 months

good idea

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 9 months

I'm not sure how effective that circumnavigation of the current tensions between Iran being that we keep giving them a reason to continue to get further pissed off at us with all these continuous sanctions.

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 9 months

Trump is absolutely right that countries should take responsibility for their own shipping but he's also wrong in that the US has a huge interest in free trade that doesn't explode at intervals. I suspect he's come to this conclusion that the US will have to provide the bulk of the assets for this kind of work, at least make sure that other countries who are invested in / require free maritime trade should contribute as they can. Just because the US has a massive military doesn't mean other countries should mooch off them and expect them to do all the work. They may not be able to field much in terms of physical assets, but they should still contribute and use their ISTAR capability which may have fingers in pies the US does not.

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