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April 18, 2006

Today's Lesson in the Use of High Explosives

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This was the Iranian frigate Sahand, destroyed eighteen years ago today by the United States Navy in Operation Praying Mantis, a battle that decisively established the superiority of the Navy in the Persian Gulf. We have been at war, to varying degrees of overtness and intensity, with Iran for a long time now, as Mark Steyn reminded us.

This is merely today's reminder.

(Picture borrowed from here)


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