The Arabian Peninsula & Persian Gulf: 9 July, 1987 Part II

*Author‚Äôs Note: This will be the final timeline embed of 2018 ūüėä*   9 July Note: All times posted here will be Riyadh Time (GMT+3) 0630- Upon receiving word that war has broken out in Europe, the USS Constellation‚Äôs air wing (CVW-14) establishes a combat air patrol, and ASW coverage over the MPSron-2 ships bound …

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The North Atlantic: 10 July, 1987 Part I

Through thirty-eight years of multinational naval exercises from the Barents Sea to the Bahamas, ¬†naval conferences, and spending innumerable hours at sea, NATO naval officers had developed a staunch respect for the significance of the Atlantic Ocean to alliance plans. Senior officers especially recognized it as the linchpin of the alliance in a time of …