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Iranian ‘grey zone’ naval activities questioned

19th April 2017 - 20:55 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Tampa, Florida


Senior US military leaders are becoming increasingly concerned by so-called 'grey zone' naval activities being conducted by Iran and its surrogates.

Gen Joseph Votel, US Army, the commander of US Central Command, characterised the grey zone as 'that space between normal international competition and armed conflict', speaking at this week's NDIA National Logistics Forum event in Tampa, Florida.

'One of the first things I did after taking command last March was to spend some time on one of our amphibious ships, USS New Orleans, transiting the Straits of Hormuz,' he related.

'As an army guy, I will tell you

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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