US And Iran Playing Dangerous Game Says Former Defense Secretary

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Friday, July 19th
An official with U.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified its patrols over the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized two tankers late Thursday, one flying British flags.

It's the latest escalation between Iran and the West as tensions have been rising for months.

Leon Panetta, former CIA Director, Secretary of Defense and White House Chief of Staff tells KCBS Radio anchors Jim Taylor and Margie Shafer that the two countries are inching towards a dangerous tipping point. Panetta is currently the founder and director of the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey.