Trump: US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz


A U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries, President Trump announced Thursday.

“The U.S. reserves the right to defend personnel, facilities, interests,” he said.

Trump said the USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored multiple calls to stand down. The president called it the latest “hostile” action by Iran.

He also called on other countries to condemn what he described as Iran’s attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global commerce in the strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf region.

Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman confirmed to Fox News in a statement: “At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew.”

The president said the drone threatened the safety of the American ship and its crew.

Iran recently shot down a U.S. drone that it said was flying over Iran. Trump called off a planned retaliatory airstrike at the last minute.

12 Comments on Trump: US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

  1. Probably just one they stole from a far more advanced country in the first place!

  2. Good.

    Now do Tehran.

    And take out DNC headquarters while you’re at it.

    And, maybe the “House” side of the Capitol, as long as we’re dealing with heavily-entrenched, fanatical, long-term enemies of America anyway…

  3. “Probably just one they stole from a far more advanced country in the first place!”

    Probably not. More than likely bought from a vendor. Drones are big business.

  4. “Magic Eight Ball, if I google ‘wag the dog’ right now, will this story pop up first?”

    ((Ask Again Later))

  5. From MJA: “Lowell- Yeah, a vendor named Germany.”

    Wonder if they got the deluxe package? Drones, ground station and trained operators. Not sure if a German vendor offers that, but the French do.

    Makes the asset “productive from day one!”.

  6. How long until Ilhan Omar gives this technology to her muslim brothers?
    We didn’t shoot it down, we downed it electronically.

    Soon US civilian aircraft will fall from the sky because “some people did something.”



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