Ronald O'Rourke

Naval Issues Analyst for the LOC's Congressional Research Service

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Naval Issues Analyst for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress

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Iran has released a videotape and three letters purporting to be from Faye Turney, the lone woman among fifteen British captives, apologizing for crossing into Iran's territorial…

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