DoD Officials Refute Claims Iranian Military Forced Marine, Navy Helicopters to Divert Course

USS Bataan (LHD-5) transiting the Strait of Hormuz on Aug. 17, 2023. Fars News Image

THE PENTAGON – U.S. officials pushed back against claims that the Iranian military forced a Navy and Marine helicopter to make an emergency landing during a recent transit of the Strait of Hormuz last week.

Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters Monday she had not seen footage of Iranian assets allegedly forcing the helicopter to land, but she said all reports of a U.S. asset being...

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