Strait of Hormuz

US Navy retail service specialist stands guard next to a machine gun aboard the USS Paul Hamilton in the Strait of Hormuz.

US military may put armed troops on commercial ships in Strait of Hormuz to stop Iran seizures

  • Officials said the Marines and Navy sailors would provide the security only at the request of the ships involved
  • The US earlier sent A-10 Thunderbolt II warplanes, F-16 and F-35 fighters, as well as the destroyer USS Thomas Hudner, and other warships to the region over Iran’s actions at sea
By AP ·