What went on with Iran & the U.S. Navy?

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Iran just released 10 American sailors who they “detained” for “snooping around” off their coast. The 9 men and 1 woman were crewing two “Riverine” swift boats that were looking for mines in the Persian Gulf shipping channels between Bahrain and Kuwait. So, what do you think really happened. Did those boats unintentionally drift into Iranian waters or were they doing something else? We talked to CBS News military analyst Major Mike Lyons today on “A.M. BATON ROUGE.” Click to hear what he had to say about the incident…

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  1. Perry Whitney 15 January, 2016 at 07:10 Reply

    OK, I’ve operated Assault Craft for YEARS before I retired. Look at the track the boats would take to go to Bahrain. The boats would be within sight of land the entire trip. Remember, the horizon is visible at about 13 miles. Now BOTH craft have GPS, along with radar and should be following the coast. Before they departed, they conducted a briefing and discussed course and speed. They knew the departure time and based on speed, the arrival time. NO WAY in HELL they made a mistake and ended up 40 miles off course. Engine trouble? These are twin engine craft. Top speed around 40 knots. Drop one engine and you can still run at least 17-20 knots. Nothing else, you call in your engine casualty (because you do have VHF and HF radio communications) and begin towing operations. You are following a planned DR (Dead Reckoning) plot on your chart. This plot is your baseline for the track you plan to follow. GPS along with Radar will keep you on track. The Officer in Charge was a SWO officer (Surface Warfare Officer). His qualifications were so far above and beyond the average sailor out there, makes this story UNBELIEVABLE. Who do these boats carry? SEAL teams. What do they do? Infiltrate enemy areas without discovery. What’s a great cover story. I got lost. Loyal Listener. Perry Whitney BMC(SW) USN(ret) Assault Craft Unit One, Coronado 1986-1991.

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