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An arm of the Indian Ocean in western Asia

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Persian Gulf: An arm of the Indian Ocean in western Asia
The Persian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest. The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest shoreline.

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U.S. Navy announces first operational laser to arm destroyers [Video]

U.S. Navy announces first operational laser to arm destroyers

The U.S. Navy has put its first laser-equipped destroyer to sea.

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