News Brief 9/19/2012, Tishrei 3, 5773
US, Allies Launch Largest-Ever Persian Gulf Drill
Sailors from 25 nations began mock military battles in the Persian Gulf on Sunday in the largest ever naval exercise in the region, IMCMEX-12. The war games are focused on clearing mines that Tehran, or guerrilla groups, may deploy in an attempt to block traffic in the waterway. Included in the armada along with the United States are Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others.