Iranian naval mine threat sparks largest ever countermeasures exercise in Persian Gulf



Andrew Elwell
09/26/2012

Earlier this month the U.S. Navy and more than 30 of her allies headed for the Persian Gulf to conduct the largest ever naval minesweeping exercise, known as the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX 12). The exercise began September 16thand is scheduled to conclude today. The term ‘naval mine’ likely conjures up memories of grainy World War II photographs to many; to some degree it’s become a forgotten threat. But not to those serving on ships in the...
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