The U.S. Navy has ended its week-old mission to accompany American- and British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.
U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren said the mission’s authorization “expired” at midnight in the Persian Gulf, or about 5 p.m. Tuesday in Washington.
Well, that didn’t last long. One wonders if the Iranians will remain quiet for very long. They’re sure tempted to stir up trouble, as that’s generally their modus operandi, but they also want to see progress on the nuclear proliferation deal with the Obama administration.