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STRAITS OF HORMUZ (Nov. 19, 2010) A demolition charge detonates 1,500 meters from the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8). The charge was built and detonated by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, attached to Combined Task Group 56.1, during joint mine countermeasures training. Scout is attached to Combined Task Force 151 deployed supporting maritime security operations in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Lee Kelsey/Released)

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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