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UPDATE 1-U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer

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UPDATE 1-U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmerAt a thumbs-up sign from a sailor, a U.S. Harrier fighter jet takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea as an oil tanker passes, a nautical mile away. The patrol is “standard” but the situation – growing tension between the United States and Iran – is not. “We want to make sure that we assure allies in the region and to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce,” says Colonel Fridrik Fridrikson, commanding officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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