US Officially Launches Joint Maritime Coalition to Patrol Gulf Waters
The United States officially launched its joint maritime security initiative in the Gulf, with the support of Australia, the United Kingdom and Bahrain, as tensions with Iran continue to escalate.
Australia Follows Britain and Bahrain's Footsteps in Joining US-led Maritime Coalition
Australia has joined Britain and Bahrain in signing onto a U.S.-led maritime security mission to protect international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran, the prime minister said Wednesday.
Bahrain Becomes First Gulf Country to Join US-Led Maritime Coalition
Bahrain announced on Monday that it will join a US-led maritime coalition to counter Iranian threats to freedom of navigation in the Arabian Gulf. Bahrain, which hosts the US Navy's 5th Fleet, is the first Arabian Gulf country to officially join the coalition.