You are the commander of the USS Savin (DDG-92), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy.
Iran has sent its warships to block the Strait of Hormuz. This narrow strait is considered one of the most, if not the most strategic strait of water on the planet.
About 20% of the world's petroleum, and about 35% of the petroleum traded by sea, passes through the strait making it a highly important strategic location for international trade. It is the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world's most strategically important choke points.
Being part of the Task Force of the Fifth Fleet, your orders are to open the Strait of Hormuz by eliminating the Iranian warships closing it.