The burden of command
“We need to get to the bottom this, so let’s get to it.”
Even Nicholas Cage couldn’t save her.
“Big, big problems”?
Rocking the boat majorly
A few possible explanations, not that it will ease the pain
We were in the neighborhood and just stopped by,
MacArthur returns … unfortunately.
“Unnamed sources” strike again
As the saying goes, worse things happen at sea
“…they did not respond to requests to slow down”
Somebody clearly didn’t get the hint. Perhaps they need a bit more forceful reminder
Iran, our partners in peace.
“These actions have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions…”
“This is clearly a pattern, and it’s one we’re not happy about…”
“At one point, the Iranian boat came within 200 yards of one of the US Navy boats.”
“I didn’t want to start a war with Iran.”
Of course we must
“I think it’s just a blatant double standard.”
Pour encourager les âutres.
Bird with no wings
“The freedom of the seas of the U.S. destroyer does not cancel the freedom of the air for the Russian aircraft.”
“I would bet a paycheck that it’s going to be a number greater than 308 ships…”
“They want their rifles. It’s their lifeline.”
Projection of power
Because we weren’t dealing with enough problems
Iran: This is a lesson to troublemakers in Congress.
World standing downgrade
Heck of a day at sea, Captain
Good for the goose…
Yankee go home
Hold the line
“Allowing the continued atrophy of the Navy-Marine Corps team’s amphibious capacity is simply not an option…”
Who are the people in your neighborhood…
SKYNET on the water
No support from the 12th man
“The topic was discussed. There was no apology.”