Investigation Pointing to USS Fitzgerald Crew Failure

Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning – container ship captain

 Toru Hanai/Reuters

USS Fitzgerald Home Port Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo

Reuters: A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship’s captain.

Iran and North Korea Historically Team Up on Nukes and Missiles

Iran launched 6 missiles, striking targets in Syria. Revolutionary Guards say in retaliation for last week’s Tehran terror attacks.
Using missiles is  a major escalation of Iran’s role in the Syrian conflict. Until now it provided military advisors, volunteers, money.  The missiles were launched from western Iran, flew over Iraq striking targets in Deir ez Zor, in eastern Syria.  Iranian official Amirabdollahian says attack was  “soft revenge” for twin terror attacks in Tehran last week. 800km away. Israeli defense systems followed the missiles and deemed the operation largely a failure due to some missiles failing and others missing targets.