The USS Harry S. Truman was crossing international waters in the Strait of Hormuz when Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRCGN) conducted a live-fire exercise right nearby, according to a statement.
An Iranian navy attack craft fired several unguided rockets near the carrier, officials said. A French frigate, the U.S. destroyer USS Bulkeley and other commercial traffic were also in the area at the time of Saturday’s incident.
Only 23 seconds warning was given before the weapons were fired, according to U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command.
1,500 yards is nothing at sea. 1,500 yards is less than a statute mile and considerably less than a nautical mile.
In the very near past the Iranians would never have dreamed of doing that. My how times have changed. It’s as if we’ve been… fundamentally transformed.
All of those aboard flight 2016 should prepare for a turbulent flight.