Trump: USS Boxer shoots down Iranian drone over Hormuz

President Donald Trump said on Thursday, July 18, that the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship took defensive action in the Strait of Hormuz and destroyed an Iranian drone which closed into the near distance, approximately 1000 yards away. The action was taken after multiple calls for the drone to stand down were ignored, “threatening the safety of the ship and ship’s crew.”
Speaking at the White House on Thursday afternoon, Trump called on other nations to defend Iranian attempts to “disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce” and to “protect their ships as they go through the Strait of Hormuz. The incident came hours after Tehran said it had taken over an oil tanker with its 12-man crew, without identifying its owner.

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52 thoughts on “Trump: USS Boxer shoots down Iranian drone over Hormuz

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:07 at 23:07
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    Maybe this explains why the price of gold shot-up suddenly today. Peace.

    • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:42 at 23:42
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      Behavior!

      USS Boxer Protected from an Unwise Wayward Iranian Drone for Endangering Global Free Seas Shipping. America can Build & Afford more Drones Iran Cannot? Another Lesson Taught to the IRGC Navy & Iran Regime that Won’t Change Behavior!

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 20:23 at 20:23
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      WHAT “Sinks:” faster: economies, gold, feathers, lead, oil or gasoline’?

      DOES “Fresh water,” Salt water, or
      “Brackish” water…determine if FAKE NEWS
      in “Cyberspace” …he up and dow like the S&P Futures INDEX…

      OR: TOILET seats will be made out of wood…because they go “UP and “DOWN” all day long? Plastic seats are faked from oil and the Petro chemical industries…
      BUY COW MANURE…goes up in value when agriculture flourishes!

      • Jul 21, 2019 @ 22:11 at 22:11
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        you have a great sense of humor

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:09 at 23:09
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    you probably meant to say “defend AGAINST”

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:03 at 2:03
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      My thoughts exactly. I just get tired of pointing out poor grammar on the web.

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:20 at 23:20
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    congratulation to the rusty USS Boxer
    Iran abbil drone cost some Hunderts $
    US Global Hawk drone 130 Mill $

    • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:23 at 23:23
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      …and was worth every penny of what it cost.

    • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:49 at 23:49
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      President Trump as President Reagan is Not Afraid to Persuade Iran Regime Change Behavior using the Bullied Pulpit just as PM Netanyahu Offered Friendship on Water Projects for the Iranian People. Up to Iran Regime to Change Rusty Behavior They Can No Longer Afford!

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 1:17 at 1:17
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      Yeah, those US employees who build them get $100+ / hr.

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:04 at 2:04
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      What’s a “Hundert”?

      • Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:42 at 2:42
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        About 4,210,500.00 Iranian un-rial!

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 3:08 at 3:08
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      This was only a light punch from USS Boxer, wait to see the devastating one with Iran knocked out.

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:21 at 23:21
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    not one word about Seizure if Smuggling Tanker MT Riah ?
    all world talk about it

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:25 at 23:25
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    Maybe because an MT tanker ain’t worth talking about!

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:33 at 23:33
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    Yes yes…we want war…plz plz….popcorn.jpg

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:40 at 23:40
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    The ayatollahs are finally changing their smelly old skirts to brand-new, bright brown-color ones !
    (Just in case – to save face and feces…)

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 23:56 at 23:56
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    Abbas…Thank You it was Good Target Practice, President Trump as President Reagan is Not Afraid to Persuade Iran Regime Change Rusty Behavior by using the Bullied Pulpit more than Bullets. PM Netanyahu Friendship on Water Projects for Iranian People Right to Exists Water Iran Can’t Afford?

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 3:29 at 3:29
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      accept the truth

      US Navy which is in the best condition losing gainst iran in Persian Golf
      in Small Persian golf, are the big Ships are easy targets

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 0:19 at 0:19
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    the iranians are so stupids . they think fighting us is like iraqis they fought years ago. they also have very short memory they forget they punishment they took from president REAGAN. BUT THIS IT WILL BE A HEAVY PUNISHMENT IF WAR BREAKS UP.MOLLAHS WILL LOSE POWER LIKE TALIBANS LOST IT WITH NOT GIVING BEN LADEN TO US. TODAY BEN LADEN WAS KILLED AND MOLLAH OMAR KILLED TO.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 0:20 at 0:20
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    Abbas… Good Point, UAE-Iran Double “Shale” Oil Game. UAE Demands Sanctions while Iran takes a Small Ship just 264,000 Gallons not Barrels and Iran Can’t Sail Nor Sale the Oil Raise Prices Rise! UAE Game!

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 3:23 at 3:23
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      bad Memory
      forget the Sabotage in UAE Fujairah Port , forget sabotage bei two big tanker 2 weeks agao
      forget Bombing Saudi oil installation , Air ports by Huthis 1
      read the Debka Artikel about them
      Iran can bite American . Saudi , Israel nd Emirate Very hard
      Iran sells today about 1 Mill Barrel per Day to China , India and many other unkown customer
      Iran economy is stabilized and Rial is gaining against $

      • Jul 19, 2019 @ 6:36 at 6:36
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        Abbloss Memory… Maybe Iran can sink USS Boxer but so far can’t?

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 0:30 at 0:30
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    DEO… Excellent & Correct, Global Armed Forces learn from each Mideast Conflict and make more Money Selling Arms & Market Commodity Speculations Profits, knowing when to Buy & Sale Oil Futures. Meanwhile, Iran Regime become the Global Servants Under Sanctions making Less Money USA & EU more Money too?

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 0:42 at 0:42
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    A little target practice. I suppose Iran’s stupid Mullahs thought their little drone would take on US Navy? Ugly stupid terrorists.

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 3:15 at 3:15
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      Joe… it was emitting GPS Blockage for Ships and had to be stopped. NK did this often before it enterinto Talks!

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 0:50 at 0:50
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    How do you order a drone to stand down?

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 1:20 at 1:20
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      Bingo !

      • Jul 19, 2019 @ 3:33 at 3:33
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        Disbingo yourself, better check for COLREGs.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 1:06 at 1:06
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    Whats with all the bad capitalization?

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 1:35 at 1:35
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    you iranidiots you will be crushed reduce to rubish you are nothing. WHAT DID YOU INVENT? YOU FIGHT TO HAVE !!!! BUT THE NUKE SCIENCE IS NOT AN IRANIDIOT SCIENCE IT IS NOT A MUSLISM SCIENCE IT IS JEW SCIENCE YOU HATE. YOU HATE JEWS AND YOU THEIR SCIENCE YOU ARE REALLY CON YOU!!!! THE DRONE SCIENCE IS AN IRANIDIOT SCIENCE IT IS NOT YOUR TECHNOLOGY

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 20:54 at 20:54
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      @DOMBRA Stop the shouting please, or get removed from the site.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:17 at 2:17
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    Iran should have been bombed 5 years ago and their Oppressed people freed. That Coward in charge of Iran needs to be removed and replaced, all he is doing is taking the peoples money and putting the people in jeopardy…..just like all Muslim Dictators.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:29 at 2:29
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    People use to drive this conversation towards oil prices and arms sales. But these same people forget how oppressed the iranian people are under these towel heads fanatic terrorism sponsor ayatollahs and their Revolutionary Guards brainwashed sons of Iraq Iran war, and their evil doutrine, who kill all human liberties and freedom. Iran regime still sponsor terrorism, kill gays, oppress human basic rights . Who cares about money. We should care about freedom and liberties. G’d bless America and western civilization values.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 3:15 at 3:15
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    see again
    USS boxer is only a rusty ship, esay to sink by one iraninan missile

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 3:37 at 3:37
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      and an old lady added with a testicle would be war minister, right?

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 4:47 at 4:47
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      Oh Abbas. If that the same missile that has been about to destroy Israel for the last 70 years?
      You funny Arabs tend to take a long time to work out right from wrong. By the time you get to realization of how the world operates, you’ve usually lost your country, or half its population or your freedom under a new dictator.
      The rest of us live in freedom and shake our heads at how dumb you all remain.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 6:28 at 6:28
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    “multiple calls for the drone to stand down”….who do you call to speak to a drone????

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 8:03 at 8:03
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      To the keeper of the drone’s history from the cradle to the grave, from the womb to the tomb, from the sperm to the worm, from the erection to the resurrection: the end drone chronologiist.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 7:50 at 7:50
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    The drone was taken out electronically by a couple of jarhead Marines and a transmitter. No shots or missiles were fired. Go ahead Ayatowelhead, send some more drones.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 8:41 at 8:41
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    Robotic cyber war. Is it possible for a machine to employ autonomous behavior to survive an attack. If so then the machine could harm humans while defending itself. What then? We are on the abyss
    .

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 9:38 at 9:38
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    Drone was american.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:12 at 12:12
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    Where is the footage??????

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:29 at 12:29
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    The drone was detected. There are some who say it could not be seen with the naked eye from the USS Boxer. If it was not visible to the normal eye because of distance, it is unlikely they have video which they would choose to release (it might be from radar and there could be Iranian intel value if the imaging were released).

    Drones are often fairly small and can be hard to see at a distance and on the civilian side we sometimes add colored lights just so we can more easily see them and/or determine their orientation.

    Once detected the ship(s) issued warnings. There was, of course, no one in the drone but it was under the control of someone and if they cared about warnings and such they would have an appropriate radio aboard and they’d have heard the warning and could have diverted away from the USA ship(s).

    Our sailors effectively used radio jamming to disrupt control of the drone and it subsequently crashed.

    It is likely that the presence of the USS Boxer worries Iran. While it is not particularly capable of launching a devastating attack on Iran, it could be a component of a damaging attack. This means that since the USS Boxer is pretty visible they will be intensely interested in its activity to gain clues about why it is there and what it is doing.

    If I were the Iranians I’d be happy to sacrifice inexpensive drones in hopes of getting a good look at the deck of the USS Boxer.

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:41 at 12:41
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      @Has Been: Good comment.

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 13:14 at 13:14
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      Great explanation

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 14:52 at 14:52
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    every thing fake
    iranian drone rezurned safety and very soon the picture made by drone will be published

    the stupid american took a emirate or saudi drone, which is american made and can be jammed by american

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 18:40 at 18:40
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      Abboss…. Good Point, Iran’s Zarif was in NYC and USA Drone Sot Down Claims Never Happen, Proof need to be shown now, Zarif said, Agreement Open for Discussions, but We Shall See?

  • Jul 22, 2019 @ 2:45 at 2:45
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    The destruction of an Iranian drone by the USA, if justifiable, should send a clear signal to Iran that they must avoid any military confrontation with such military power as the USA. Remember the Pearl Harbour and the price the Japanese paid (Sorry for the reference – I am only referring to an event). Iran is a great nation with a rich culture and kind people. They should not attempt anything that will destroy their country. Let the current state of Iraq and Libya teach them critical lessons. President Trump did very well calling off the retaliatory strike after the drone was shot down. The current volatile situation in the Middle East is already a bothering preoccupation for the international community.

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