The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) fired three warning shots to ward off four armed attack boats coming at the ship at high speed, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Monday.Ah, did someone suggest that "peace in our time" was on hand due to the Obama administration's deal with Iran?
On Sunday, Mahan was transiting the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf when the four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) came at the destroyer at a high rate of speed with their crew-served weapons manned, the official told USNI News.
After several attempts to warn off the boars with radio communications, siren and the ship’s whistle the boats came within 900 yards of the guided missile destroyer before the crew fired three warning shots from one of the ships .50 caliber guns.
After the shots were fired, the boats broke off.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Monday, January 09, 2017
Fun with Iran: "Destroyer USS Mahan Fires Warning Shots in Standoff with Iranian Forces"
Sam LaGrone at USNI News Destroyer USS Mahan Fires Warning Shots in Standoff with Iranian Forces:
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