Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) naval commander claimed Monday that his men harvested extensive information from cell phones and laptops confiscated from the 10 American sailors held in custody last month, according to Iranian media.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei awarded medals to five commanders of the Iranian navy for capturing 10 American sailors and their two naval craft last month.
The Pentagon will announce Thursday that it will give female service members who are new mothers 12 weeks maternity leave.
Iran violated international law earlier this month by arresting 10 U.S. sailors and their two naval craft and holding them overnight, U.S. legal experts say.
The Navy is deploying a “Great Green Fleet” of energy efficient ships running on cow fat to demonstrate America’s standing in the world.
Iranian military personnel likely removed two SIM cards from phones belonging to the 10 American sailors who were detained by Iran overnight last week, the Pentagon said.
The 10 American sailors detained by the Iranian military were reportedly instructed to “act happy” while being videotaped in captivity, according to a defense official with knowledge of the sailors’ debriefing.
Let’s dispatch with the silliest argument I encountered this week about the treatment of American sailors by Iran’s Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, known widely as the IRGC: that, had the situation been reversed, we would have done basically the same thing to them. This is simply false. We are not at war with Iran. A naval vessel retains its sovereign immunity even if it is suffering from engine trouble or has inadvertently crossed into another nation’s territorial waters, both of which appear to have happened this week.