Uprising in Iran's uprising, we must rejoice the USS Boxer to lead the Amphibious Ready Group of an Iranian drone on Thursday. That drone came within a boxing box before it was destroyed.
This action of the United States should not be seen as a retaliation for the overthrow of Iran by a United States drone in June, but as a self-defense act.
Adopted for two reasons. the armed drones are the key element of its four pronged warfare strategies for the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman (the other three elements are anti-ship missiles, mines, and fast-boat attacks) . Secondly, since Iran has taken this operation to test the U.S. to be resolved in the face of threats to American personnel.
While it is not yet clear what kind of drone it was involved, it is likely that it is a drone type of Shahed 129. The harmonics with bombs, and possibly irrelevant rockets, previously used Iran this platform to intimidate American forces in the region. Regardless, though not as much as the military drones and U.S. intelligence, the Iranian drones may threaten American personnel.
Again, with the available information, this is a reasonable move. Iran is repeatedly warned to recover the drone. The drone is closed within 1 kilometer of the boxer amphibious ready group before the shot. And remember, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is building and releasing its drones as a form of deadly threat.
However, as I warned last month, this type of trial in Iran was always likely. The economy of Iran is free and the rise of the European Union has not prevented the rage of the hardliners. Iran has devised this drone action that threatens American life in a credible and serious way. The Boxer amphibious ready group is on board the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and over 2,000 Marines. So significant threats to life are important, even if no bombs or missiles, the US commander fears that the drone can be armed with explosives and violates the ship.
Drone collapse is the right action to take. Iran knows that the United States will defend its personnel on all necessary forces. If the drone is allowed to come near, Iran is encouraged to expand.