The Arab Weekly makes a fair point in this article about how Israeli attacks on Iranian shipping reveal that Iran is incapable of confronting Israel directly.
There are limits to a right to protest. Breaking into a nuclear submarine base got this protester a 21-month prison term. Good.
Watch the Littoral Combat Ship, USS Charleston live-fire a SeaRAM missile. This may not seem like a big deal but the ability to bolt on an integrated air and missile defense system to the LCS class ships is one of the things their design was intended for. Like a swiss army knife, it has the ability to quickly reconfigure itself for special missions.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and the USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group conduct exercises in the South China Sea. China responds by scrambling its small carrier to the area while being monitored by the Navy Destroyer, USS Mustin.