navy minesweepers

Iran has hundreds of naval mines. U.S. Navy minesweepers find old dishwashers and car parts.

As tensions heat up in the Persian Gulf, the Navy’s fleet of minesweepers may once again be called into action, but its sailors say the ships are too old and broken to do the job. “We are essentially the ships that the Navy forgot.”


Blizzard cuts off Iran: This means Warcraft!

Forget computer worms that can disable nuclear facilities that “don’t exist” — now we’re hitting Iran where it really hurts! Blizzard, the gaming powerhouse behind World of Warcraft, has joined in enforcing U.S. trade sanctions against players in Iran. And they’re not offering refunds. No Pandaren for you! ‘Merica! BBC: Blizzard cuts off Iranian access […]