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This frame grab from Tuesday, January 12, 2016 video by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency, shows detention of American Navy sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf, Iran. The 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after their two small boats allegedly drifted into Iranian territorial …

Navy Demotes Commander in Charge of Sailors Captured by Iran

Navy Commander Eric Rasch, formerly executive officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, was removed from his post on Thursday. The Navy Times describes him as “the first officer to be publicly disciplined for errors that led to 10 sailors being captured by Iran after getting lost in the Persian Gulf” on January 12.

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50 GOP Lawmakers to John Kerry: Reconsider Alignment with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Robert Pittenger wrote a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, co-signed by 49 of his Republican colleagues in the House, urging him to “reconsider” the Obama administration’s “strategic alignment with the Iranian government” in the wake of the Islamic Republic’s capture of 10 U.S. Navy sailors and Tehran’s recent illegal ballistic missile tests.