U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry gestures while briefing journalists at the U.S. Navy base in Manama, Bahrain, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, about a major exercise involving air, sea an

 

              U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry gestures while briefing journalists at the U.S. Navy base in Manama, Bahrain, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, about a major exercise involving air, sea an
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry gestures while briefing journalists at the U.S. Navy base in Manama, Bahrain, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, about a major exercise involving air, sea and undersea forces from more than 20 nations responding to simulated sea-mine attacks in international waters. The sea maneuvers, a demonstration of international resolve to ensure maritime security, are being held in the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf of Aden. Seated left to right at front table are Dutch Cmdr. Johan den Arend, Italian Capt. Andrea Mucedola, Perry and Iraqi Rear Adm. Hameed Behadili. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)