Iranian Attack Boats Block U.S. Ship, Come Within 600 Yards

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Iranian Attack Boats Block U.S. Ship, Brush Within 600 Yards

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WASHINGTON — The Iranian government continues to take provocative actions aimed at the United States and its allies.

The Iranian military tested ballistic missiles and sent four fast attack boats close to American and British warships over the weekend.

Four attack boats from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps intentionally blocked the path of the U.S. and British ships, coming within 600 words of them and forcing them to change their course, Fox News and CBS reported. The American ship was the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship which uses sonar to monitor submarines and missile tests. The incident took place in the Strait of Hormuz.

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The U.S. military labeled it “unsafe” and “unprofessional.”

This was the second time Iranian ships approached the Invincible; two days earlier a frigate from the Iranian Navy came within 150 yards of the surveillance vessel, CBS News reported. The Invincible was in the Gulf of Oman, south of Iran, when that incident occurred.

Missile Test

The Iranians also test fired two Fateh-110 Mod 3 short-range ballistic missiles, U.S. officials told Fox News. One the missiles destroyed a barge moored at sea 155 miles away.

“Between North Korea’s saber-rattling and Iran’s willful defiance, we certainly don’t lack for evidence of these rogue regime’s intentions,” U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, said in a statement. “This is why we need to develop a strong missile-defense system and to take a harder line toward these regimes. No amount of words, however clear or forceful, will prevent this kind of aggression; only firm action to defend America and our allies will stop them in their tracks.”

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The Military’s $40B Missile Defense Program ‘Unable To Protect The U.S. Public’

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The Military’s $40B Missile Defense Program Is ‘Unable To Protect The U.S. Public.’

The Pentagon’s $40 billion anti-missile defense system is incapable of protecting American cities from an attack, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

“The story of this system is a cautionary tale about how the lack of appropriate oversight of a politically charged missile defense program has led to a system in tatters,” the report, written by physicists Laura Grego, David Wright and George N. Lewis alleged. It was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. “Despite more than a decade of development and a bill of $40 billion, the GMD [Ground-based Midcourse Defense] system is simply unable to protect the U.S. public.

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The GMD consists of rockets that are designed to be able to hit and knock out incoming nuclear missiles. Its purpose is to protect America cities from smaller nuclear-armed powers, such as North Korea.

In theory, missiles from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California, and Ft. Greely, Alaska would launch and intercept a missile from North Korea or elsewhere. But in the seven most recent tests, there were only three successes, the Times reported. And those tests were “heavily scripted” and “set up for success.”

“Repeatedly,” the report said, “the Pentagon has sacrificed quality, shortened engineering cycles and sidestepped acquisitions best practices to meet a deadline imposed by political rationales rather than technical realities.”

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