first published on August 26, 2016 by Will
The US Navy has released footage documenting the August 23rd incident in which four Iranian Patrol Boats illegally and aggressively harassed the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze in the South Arabian Gulf. The destroyer’s crew manned weapon systems, fired warning flares, and blasted the vessel’s horn, measures which were ignored by the Iranian boat crews.
Two days later, three other vessels including a Kuwaiti Navy ship and two US patrol craft were also harassed. The US patrol craft, USS Squall, fired three warning shots into the water to scare of the belligerents.
The US Naval ships are part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which is in the region carrying out strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, Syira, and….