Thursday, June 23, 2016
U.S. Navy Commodore To Be Fired Over Iran's Capture Of His Sailors This Past January
FOX News: Navy commodore to be relieved of command over Iran's capture of his sailors
The commodore in charge of the two U.S. Navy boats that strayed into Iranian waters leading to the capture of his 10 sailors for 16 hours in January will be relieved of command likely putting an end to his career, Fox News has learned.
Capt. Kyle Moses, commodore of Commander Task Force (CTF) 56 was responsible for the two riverine boats and Kuwait-based crew. The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, is set to release a long-awaited report on June 30th about the events surrounding the January incident now that the investigation is complete.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces captured the two high-speed patrol boats near Farsi Island, a well-known Iranian base, hours after the boats left Kuwait on January 12 with the intended purpose of sailing to Bahrain. Five sailors were aboard each boat.
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Update #1: U.S. Sailors to Face Discipline for Iran Incident: Officials (NBC)
Update #2: U.S. Navy Officers in Crosshairs Over Iran Debacle (Foreign Policy)
WNU Editor: Someone had to fall .... now we know who is getting blamed for this debacle.