After the D-Day landings at Normandy and the initial breakthrough of the Nazi-held Western Front, the Allies found themselves needing a significant amount of fuel for their growing number of military vehicles.
What once seemed to be a distant possibility is now in front of us. A series of attacks on tankers in the Persian Gulf area have raised tensions. The United States has accused Iran of being behind the attacks and has recently reinforced its forces in the region. Elements of the White House are known to be advocating strong action. Is conflict ahead?
The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in the Philippine Sea.