DATE:July 7, 1980
LOCATION: Strait of Hormuz
Tensions with Iran are escalating. In the past week alone, Iran has boarded more than ten civilian cargo ships in international waters for "cargo inspections." Iran has also been intercepting and harassing civilian air traffic in the region. <br />
The UAE and Oman have asked the United Nations for assistance in controlling Iranian aggression in the area. The USS John C. Stennis carrier group has been deployed to the region and are tasked with sea and air patrols.
Persian Gulf map, <br />