An F/A-18E Super Hornet is prepared for take-off from USS George WashingtonINDIAN OCEAN (July 18, 2011) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 is prepared for take-off from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is participating in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011, a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K. Thomas/Released) 110718-N-DS193-023
A top Iranian naval commander said that he is prepared to order suicide attacks, drone strikes, and missile technology to “destroy the U.S. Navy” in any upcoming confrontation, according to an interview printed in Iran’s state-run media. Iranian Naval Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, a member of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said that Iran is constantly training and preparing for a clash with the United States,according to a recounting of his remarks provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute. More