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Pentagon Gives Further Discussion Of Iranian Boat Incident

January 12, 2008
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer 

WASHINGTON – Recent clashes between Iranian and U.S. Navy forces in the Persian Gulf reflect Iran‘s shifted military strategy to use its Revolutionary Guard’s fast boats more aggressively in the region, the top U.S. military officer said Friday.

In a confrontation Sunday — captured on a 36-minute video the Pentagon made public Friday — military officials said boxes were thrown into the water by the Iranians, triggering concerns about potential mine threats. And in an incident last month, a U.S. ship fired warning shots at a rapidly approaching Iranian boat.

Admiral William Fallon

While there are lingering questions about the origin of menacing verbal threats heard during the confrontation…

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