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Topic - Carl Vinson
A recent 10-day naval exercise by Iran was intended to display a capability to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz should further sanctions be imposed that would affect Iran's oil industry. The exercise was accompanied with the usual bluster, even threatening some unspecified action should the attack carrier USS John C. Stennis return to the Persian Gulf.
While the People's Liberation Army's top general is touring the U.S. this week, one event rippling through China is the scheduled visit to Hong Kong beginning Saturday of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.