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  1. John McCain - Wikipedia

    John Sidney McCain III was born on August 29, 1936, at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, to naval officer John S. McCain Jr. and Roberta (Wright) McCain. He had an older sister Sandy and a younger brother Joe . [1]

  2. Political positions of John McCain - Wikipedia

    "McCain tries to give the impression that he's tough on Iran, but when it came time to stand up to party leaders and Big Oil, John McCain stood down," said senator Frank Lautenberg. [153] Following the 2009 Iranian election protests , McCain said "It really is a sham that [Iranian rulers have] pulled off, and I hope that we will act."

  3. 2016 U.S.–Iran naval incident - Wikipedia–Iranian_naval...

    On February 14, 2016, U.S. Republican senator John McCain said he would subpoena the 10 U.S. sailors to testify about their brief detention by Iran if the Obama administration did not provide the findings of an investigation into the incident by March 1.

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  5. 2016 U.S.–Iran naval incident | Military Wiki | Fandom–Iran_naval...
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    On January 12, 2016, two United States Navy riverine command boats cruising from Kuwait to Bahrain with a combined crew of nine men and one woman on board strayed into Iranian territorial waters which extend three nautical miles around Farsi Island in Persian Gulf. Patrol craft of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navyseized the craft and detained the crew at a military base on Farsi Island. According to military sources the two RCBs were on a routine transit from Kuwait to Bahrain, which serves as the home port for Task Force 56 under the Fifth Fleet. They left Kuwait at 12:23 p.m local time and were scheduled to refuel with the U.S. Coast Guard Island Class Patrol Cutter USCGC Monomoy (WPB-1326) at 5 p.m. During the transit one RCB developed an engine problem and both boats stopped to solve the mechanical issue. During this time they drifted into Iranian waters. At 5:10 p.m the boats were approached by the two small Iranian center-console craft followed by two more b...

    On the same day the American crewmembers were released with their vessels, Iran released a series of images and videos which, among other things, showed the U.S. navy sailors on their knees with their hands clasped behind their heads as they were being apprehended on their vessels. Two of the videos featured one of the Americans, apparently the lieutenant commanding the boats, apologizing and praising Iran's treatment: "It was a mistake that was our fault, and we apologize for our mistake... The Iranian behavior was fantastic while we were here and we thank you very much for your hospitality and your assistance." According to Politico, these pictures and footage further "inflam[ed] the American debate over [the sailors'] capture, including the question of whether the U.S. had formally apologized for entering Iranian territory." Michael Pregent, an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and a retired U.S. military officer, said the photos and video, which were used for propaganda pur...


    1. Iranian Armed Forces: Hossein Salami, Deputy Commander of the IRGC said that the Americans started crying during the detention and that no country has ever captured American servicemembers since the Second World War. Ahmad Dolabi, commander of the IRGC unit that detained the American vessels said that the US Navy personnel surrendered although they had all their weapons intact. Hassan Firouzabadi, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forcesremarked that this latest incident may not be the l...

    United States

    1. Secretary of State John Kerrythanked Iranian authorities for their cooperation, adding that "we can all imagine how a similar situation might have played out three or four years ago." However he later stated that he was angry at videos of US sailors being used for propaganda. 2. According to the Obama administration, the speedy release of the sailors "shows the power of diplomacy and the promise of its new engagement with Iran." 3. On February 14, 2016 U.S. Republican Senator John McCainsa...

  6. Stansfield Turner - Wikipedia

    Stansfield Turner (December 1, 1923 – January 18, 2018) was an admiral in the United States Navy who served as President of the Naval War College (1972–1974), commander of the United States Second Fleet (1974–1975), Supreme Allied Commander NATO Southern Europe (1975–1977), and was Director of Central Intelligence (1977–1981) under the Carter administration.

  7. List of United States Naval Academy alumni - Wikipedia

    Admiral; submarine commander during World War II; Commander-in-Chief of the United States Pacific Command (1968–1972) during the Vietnam War while his son John S. McCain III was being held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war; both of them are academy graduates, as well as John S. McCain Sr. and John S. McCain IV

  8. Richard Dunleavy - Wikipedia

    Admiral Richard Michael Dunleavy (born 1933) is a retired US naval officer. He retired as a two-star rear admiral in 1992 after being demoted from the rank of three-star vice admiral as a result of the Tailhook scandal.

  9. John Poindexter - Wikipedia

    John Marlan Poindexter (born August 12, 1936) is a retired United States naval officer and Department of Defense official. He was Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Advisor for the Reagan administration.

  10. John Cornyn - Wikipedia

    John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is an American politician and attorney serving as the senior United States Senator for Texas since 2002. He was the Republican Senate Majority Whip for the 114th and 115th Congresses.

  11. The Daily Show - Wikipedia

    The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central.Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well.