President Trump announced on Thursday that the amphibious assault ship, the USS Boxer, shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz in a defensive action.
Operators of the drone refused calls to stand down, after which it was "immediately destroyed," when it came within 1,000 yards of the ship according to the president, "threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew."
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Trump has called on "other nations to protect their ships as they go through the Strait.
Oil futures jumped a bit on the news, climbing 34 cents a barrel to reel in some of the day's 2.6% loss.
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As we noted earlier in the day, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard...