U.S. Navy Fires Warning Flare After Close Encounter With Iranian Ship in Persian Gulf

U.S. officials confirmed a tense encounter from earlier this week when a U.S. Navy destroyer came up close with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Persian Gulf.

The incident occurred on Monday, when Iran’s Guard Corps came within approximately 1,000 yards of the U.S.S. Mahan, a guided missile destroyer that had its weapons armed and primed at the time. Military officials have told the media that the Mahan tried to communicate with the Iranians, but when they received no response, they...

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