The U.S. Navy is further scaling back operations in the Persian Gulf and will reduce its forces from 15 to 14 ships early next month, U.S. military sources said Saturday in Bahrain. In the latest change of procedure, U.S. warships will use radar to monitor U.S.-flagged vessels in the waterway, said the sources. The move means the warships may no longer be within quick reach in emergencies.

>