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December 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Iraq said that its air force attacked two more tankers in Iran's Persian Gulf waters Friday and "will continue its strikes to smash the hollow heads of the Iranian rulers" and end the seven-year-old Iran-Iraq War. Iran said that it will "never tolerate" the use of barges off Kuwait as floating American bases. Pentagon officials said in Brussels earlier this week that the United States and Kuwait have agreed to such a plan. At U.N.
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February 25, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An explosion near a key U.S. Navy base in the Persian Gulf wrecked the car of a top Arab newspaper editor, raising tensions in a country hit by weeks of unrest. An anonymous caller claimed responsibility in the name of antigovernment activists for the blast in the daily Al Ayam's parking lot. One person was slightly injured. The building is only 200 yards from the U.S. Navy base south of Manama, the biggest naval facility in the region. No damage was reported at the base.
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March 25, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States is near agreement on establishing a permanent military headquarters in the Persian Gulf region, an American goal long blocked by Arab countries, the commander of allied forces here said Sunday. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf said that the U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, will continue to be based in Tampa, Fla. But a portion of the Central Command's headquarters will likely be positioned for the first time in the Gulf, he said.
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February 25, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
An explosion near a key U.S. Navy base in the Persian Gulf wrecked the car of a top Arab newspaper editor Saturday, raising tensions in a country hit by weeks of unrest. An anonymous caller claimed responsibility for the blast in the daily Al Ayam's parking lot in the name of anti-government activists. A library employee was slightly injured. It was the third explosion to target a high-profile business in Bahrain since the beginning of the year.
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February 25, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An explosion near a key U.S. Navy base in the Persian Gulf wrecked the car of a top Arab newspaper editor, raising tensions in a country hit by weeks of unrest. An anonymous caller claimed responsibility in the name of antigovernment activists for the blast in the daily Al Ayam's parking lot. One person was slightly injured. The building is only 200 yards from the U.S. Navy base south of Manama, the biggest naval facility in the region. No damage was reported at the base.
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September 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Several smaller Persian Gulf states are allowing the United States to base combat aircraft on their soil, shedding a traditional reluctance for close military ties with America, Pentagon sources said Monday. "It's very important to the United States that our aircraft be able to operate out of these nations in the Persian Gulf," said one source.
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September 24, 1989 | From Reuters
The United States is dismantling the last of its fortified barges in the Persian Gulf due to the diminished threat to shipping following a cease-fire in the Gulf War, a U.S. Navy spokesman said Saturday. The spokesman said the barge, known as Hercules, had been towed to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia and is being dismantled. The other barge, the Wimbrown 7, was withdrawn in December. The heavily armed barges were used as bases for U.S.
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February 25, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
An explosion near a key U.S. Navy base in the Persian Gulf wrecked the car of a top Arab newspaper editor Saturday, raising tensions in a country hit by weeks of unrest. An anonymous caller claimed responsibility for the blast in the daily Al Ayam's parking lot in the name of anti-government activists. A library employee was slightly injured. It was the third explosion to target a high-profile business in Bahrain since the beginning of the year.
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March 25, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States is near agreement on establishing a permanent military headquarters in the Persian Gulf region, an American goal long blocked by Arab countries, the commander of allied forces here said Sunday. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf said that the U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, will continue to be based in Tampa, Fla. But a portion of the Central Command's headquarters will likely be positioned for the first time in the Gulf, he said.
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September 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Several smaller Persian Gulf states are allowing the United States to base combat aircraft on their soil, shedding a traditional reluctance for close military ties with America, Pentagon sources said Monday. "It's very important to the United States that our aircraft be able to operate out of these nations in the Persian Gulf," said one source.
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September 24, 1989 | From Reuters
The United States is dismantling the last of its fortified barges in the Persian Gulf due to the diminished threat to shipping following a cease-fire in the Gulf War, a U.S. Navy spokesman said Saturday. The spokesman said the barge, known as Hercules, had been towed to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia and is being dismantled. The other barge, the Wimbrown 7, was withdrawn in December. The heavily armed barges were used as bases for U.S.
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December 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Iraq said that its air force attacked two more tankers in Iran's Persian Gulf waters Friday and "will continue its strikes to smash the hollow heads of the Iranian rulers" and end the seven-year-old Iran-Iraq War. Iran said that it will "never tolerate" the use of barges off Kuwait as floating American bases. Pentagon officials said in Brussels earlier this week that the United States and Kuwait have agreed to such a plan. At U.N.
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