Skip to comments.Document: U.S. Navy Investigation into Farsi Island Incident
Posted on 06/30/2016 3:14:31 PM PDT by traumer
The following is the executive summary of the U.S. Navys investigation into the Jan. 12, 2016 seizure of 10 U.S. sailors by Iranian forces near Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf.
Blame the troops
Ignore the CIC and his crimes
Wow - complete failure throughout the chain. Training, maintenance, navigation, communications, and leadership.
It also is very demonstrative of the op-cycle vs budget/manpower constraints that are currently prevalent.
The classic example of a total CF. Start to finish.
I have an iPhone that will tell me within about 20 feet exactly where I am. But the U.S. Navy with two ships is clueless as it drifted into Iranian water? No GPS? No radar? This was either a contrived event by the Obama regime to benefit the Iranians or U.S. forces are in seriously trouble. Or both.
Yes you are right its beyond ridiculous. One report says the crew did not zoom into the map on their navigation system. Never thought to do it. The purple dot would have come up labelled Farsi Island. Every time I read about this incident I feel like the top of my head is going to explode.
as an ex navy officer - I can understand the senior brown shoe not knowing what to do - course he shouldn’t have been there to begin with. The failure of the black shoe on the other boat is so obscene to my naval heritage as to nearly make me denounce my shellback.
However, that is nothing in comparison to the total failure of leadership and oversight at the CTG level for training, maintenance and operational oversight in a known high risk environment which just spouts a lack of concern for anything - including personnel - other than personal concerns associated with never saying no and getting the next promotion.
Started in the 90s and is a driver as to why I left.
I can’t decide if I am more sickened by the debacle or outraged. Its almost beyond belief. Both of my BIL’s were naval officers and I can tell you if they had been on those two boats it would have been a whole different deal.
Thanks very much for posting this.
Enjoy the Independence Day weekend,
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