An F/A-18 Super Hornet during take off from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier, in the North Arabian Sea, on Aug. 10, 2019. The Navy has carried out the order of its commander in chief to counter Iran in the Middle East, but in the least provocative way.

How a US warship threatens Iran

Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the North Arabian Sea, deterring Iran means avoiding Iran