U.S. admiral says Navy forces are “prepared to confront any Iranian aggression in the region.”

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Larry S.…

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Larry S. Carlson. (RELEASED)

The top U.S. Navy official in the Gulf said Sunday he takes Iran’s military capabilities seriously but insists his forces are prepared to confront any Iranian aggression in the region.

Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander of the 5th Fleet, told reporters at the naval force’s Bahrain headquarters that the Navy has “built a wide range of potential options to give the president” and is “ready today” to confront any hostile action by Tehran.

He did not outline specifically how the Navy might answer an Iranian strike or an effort to shut the entrance to the Persian Gulf, though any response would likely involve the two U.S. aircraft carriers and other warships cruising the waters off Iran.

Source: The Associated Press via Fox News.

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  • I personally believe its nuts that we would even look at likely to war with Iran. Now we have much as well numerous difficulties of our own to cope with. Let the middle East nations around the world deal with Iran.

  • Bart Berger

    You better be Admiral, that means all your smaller ships get weapons to fight small boats, not just machine guns. and if that more 50 cals than 25 mms, if its electronic it might fail. Good luck and God Bless the U.S. Navy, junior enlisted men of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11