U.S. Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

U.S. Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

U.S. Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. It was the latest in a series of tense incidents between Washington and Tehran.

Iran, however, denied that it had lost any drones in the area.

President Donald Trump earlier told reporters at the White House on Thursday that the USS Boxer — an amphibious assault ship — “took defensive action” against the Iranian drone that had “closed into a very, very near distance, approximately 1,000 yards.”

via NBC U.S. Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it