K.S. Rajan (14 Feb 2012)

US admiral says forces prepared to confront Iran

In Bahrain, commander of the 5th Fleet says Navy 'built wide range of potential options to give the president' and is prepared for 'any contingency'
The top US Navy official in the Persian Gulf said Sunday he takes Iran's military capabilities seriously but insists his forces are prepared to confront any Iranian aggression in the region.
Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander of the 5th Fleet, told reporters at the naval force's Bahrain headquarters that the Navy has "built a wide range of potential options to give the president" and is "ready today" to confront any hostile action by Tehran.
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