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On Saturday, the USS Harry S Truman was operating in the Strait of Hormuz when live-test rockets fired by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard missed the carrier by just 1,5000 yards.
The Truman was never in Iranian maritime space and was traveling in an international maritime traffic lane along with an additional American ship and another from a coalition partner country.
They were in this space when the Iranians announced the test in a move that the Pentagon is calling “unnecessarily provocative and unsafe.”
This is not the norm with U.S. vessels in these waters which makes things even more concerning. The ships were headed to conduct more air raids on ISIS targets.
Washington (CNN) – A U.S. aircraft carrier came within about 1,500 yards of an Iranian rocket while operating in the Strait of Hormuz, a Pentagon official told CNN.
While transiting the strait that sits at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the USS Harry S. Truman had the encounter while the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were conducting a live-fire exercise in the area on Saturday, according to Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a U.S. Central Command spokesman.
The incident was first reported by NBC News.
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