New Cold War Takes Shape in Arabian Gulf -- Defense News
MANAMA, Bahrain — Something that looks very much like a new Cold War is forming up here in the Arabian Gulf region.
The hot ground war of Iraq is over, and its counterpart in Afghanistan is drawing down, perhaps even faster than planned. In their place, a new standoff centered on the maritime environment already is at work, signifying intentions by the U.S. and its allies to remain active participants in the region.
“The U.S. and Iran do not have the healthiest relationship,” Vice Adm. John Miller, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), told an audience at the NavDex naval exposition in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 21. “We keep an eye on them, they keep an eye on us.”
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My Comment: That's a lot of ships in one small region of space.