As War Looms-December 4th Incident-Navy Confirms Boat Swarm in This Satellite Image Was Iranian - the Drive
Posting this the morning after Trump assassinated Iranian General and national hero Quassem Soleimani. This war could come home easily.
This has been coming since Trump killed the nuke deal. “Maximum pressure” doctrine but no reasonable goal stated. Both sides are escalating.
During the transit, multiple Iranian vessels followed the U.S. ships through the strait,” U.S. Navy Commander Joshua Frey, a public affairs officer for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), told the War Zone in an Email. “Their activity was within normal behavior patterns for Iran and did not threaten the Abe [Abraham Lincoln] strike group.”
The satellite image shows what could be as many as 18 boats following Lincoln around 20 miles northwest of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula and some 30 miles from Iran’s Qeshm Island.