WSJ: The US military did not shoot down a drone that attacked their military base because they confused it with their UAV

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WSJ: The US military did not shoot down a drone that attacked their military base because they confused it with their UAV

American troops were unable to prevent the attack drone to a US base in the Middle East because they mistook a drone launched by the enemy for their own UAV.

As the American Wall Street Journal reports, citing its sources, at the time of the attack in airspace, in addition to drone, which attacked American troops, there was also a US Army drone, which was returning after completing a mission. As a result of this oversight, three American servicemen were killed and another 34 were injured of varying degrees of severity. These losses became the first case of American military deaths officially recognized by Washington in the Middle East since the start of hostilities in the Gaza Strip.



After the attack on the American military base at Tanf, located on the border of Syria, calls began to be made in the US government to launch a direct strike on Iran, but almost immediately after these calls, “Iranian proxies” fired at another American base in Al-Shaddadi.

According to Bloomberg, the decision to directly attack Iran or Iranian officials could be Biden's most important decision during his presidency, as a number of Western analysts doubt the ability of the US army to successfully confront Tehran.

Attacks on American military targets in the Middle East have recently become routine. The US Army has demonstrated a complete inability to in any way counter Iranian proxy attacks in the region. American troops in the region are not protected by any reliable air defense system.
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  1. +12
    29 January 2024 22: 02
    But they didn’t mix up the base itself...??? What the hell is she doing on the Syrian border...??? Yankees, GO HOME!!! am
    1. +2
      29 January 2024 22: 29
      Hmm ...
      They know very well that there are military operations going on there, they can be attacked - even if they are relaxed.
      It’s interesting, this attack, how many weeks will it take away the relaxation? If it’s four, then they relax with cannabis. If less, then something cooler.
      1. +1
        31 January 2024 02: 39
        Shurik70
        (Alexander)
        +2
        January 29 2024
        New
        Hmm ...
        They know very well that there are military operations going on there, they can be attacked - even if they are relaxed.
        A movie called "Dumb and Dumber" comes to mind. This is about them, about the amers at this very base.
    2. 0
      30 January 2024 05: 33
      At the time of the attack, in addition to the drone that attacked the American military personnel, there was also a US Army drone in the airspace, which was returning after completing the mission.

      Previously, this was called - breaking into the city on the shoulders of the enemy. Technologies are changing, now you can rush in on the wings of the enemy! Yes
      By the way, it seems to me that this is already a really working tactic for UAV operators...
  2. +2
    29 January 2024 22: 05
    By the end of the day, it will turn out that the Americans themselves shelled the Tanf base. Sechin is waiting with interest for a crystal clear response from the United States to Iran.
    1. +1
      29 January 2024 23: 50
      Quote: tralflot1832
      By the end of the day, it turns out that the Americans themselves fired at the Tanf base.

      A low-quality Chinese air conditioner exploded... request
    2. +5
      30 January 2024 00: 16
      Quote: tralflot1832
      By the end of the day, it will turn out that the Americans themselves shelled the Tanf base. Sechin is waiting with interest for a crystal clear response from the United States to Iran.

      Pissing. Persians are not Arabs. They have honor, dignity and know-how with technology. They can give such a response that the cowboys will stain their jeans. The bullshit with Iran against the backdrop of the failure in Ukraine and Izrailovka, plus the proud swallowing of Texas will backfire on Biden. Something to think about...
  3. +2
    29 January 2024 22: 17
    What air defense systems!? Everything was sent to Skakuasia, to protect world civilization, there is nothing left for yourself, even if you order old air defense women with banks from Kyiv..
    1. -3
      30 January 2024 00: 19
      Quote: Nord11
      What air defense systems!? Everything was sent to Skakuasia, to protect world civilization, there is nothing left for yourself, even if you order old air defense women with banks from Kyiv..

      But these old ladies once wore a pioneer tie...
  4. +3
    29 January 2024 22: 19
    So the drones returned back to their inventors
  5. -1
    29 January 2024 22: 19
    je ne comprends rien à rien...les américains ont abattu leur propre drone a quoi à avoir avec l'attaque ? la défense aérienne américaine a t'elle réussi à abattre le drone ennemi ou non? le reste ne nous interiore pas
  6. +4
    29 January 2024 22: 22
    How similar to minke whales, if something flies, then it is ours, because only ours can fly. A warm bath with the myth of a great nation will come back to haunt them.
  7. +4
    29 January 2024 22: 24
    Well, you are like children, by God! What, did you expect the United States to admit that it simply is not capable of shooting down a drone? Detsky Garden - pants with straps. How can they then sell their anti-aircraft systems?
    1. +2
      29 January 2024 23: 00
      Quote: acetophenon
      How can they then sell their anti-aircraft systems?

      I don’t know your qualifications, but it seems to me that many people don’t even realize how much it is sore spot staff members. We are talking about the substitution of the entire airspace/air control structure promoted by staffers for the last 30+ years. What we are especially interested in is RAI and its regional branches....
    2. 0
      29 January 2024 23: 52
      Quote: acetophenon
      How can they then sell their anti-aircraft systems?

      As usual, with the buyer's arm twisting... request
  8. +1
    29 January 2024 23: 07
    Well, we/you/all in short understood that we need to attack them with copies of their weapons.
    And our success will be guaranteed! fellow
    1. +1
      30 January 2024 00: 00
      And copies of their soldiers :)
      "Model 3 is a small boy who introduces himself by the name David. Dressed in warm clothes, he carries a teddy bear in his hands. During the scene when a squad of Type XNUMX Models are burned, it is revealed that their hands have circular saws built into them. In the scene inside the NEB bunker, it is revealed that that saws are also built in instead of teeth.
      Model 2 is an adult male. Capable of pretending to be human; as a trap - pretending to be wounded, calling for help. Apparently does not have built-in weapons, but is very physically strong. Can take on someone else's appearance by cutting off the skin of someone else's corpse and attaching it to his own mechanism. "
  9. -1
    29 January 2024 23: 27
    It's funny how the number of comments decreased after the re-registration
  10. -1
    29 January 2024 23: 31
    Well, we shoot down our own planes, they don’t shoot down “their” drones. so far it's a draw
  11. -1
    29 January 2024 23: 37
    Experts say that pro-Iranian proxies have nothing to do with drone attacks on American bases. Iran is avoiding war with the United States at all costs. These drone strikes by pro-American proxies are intended to justify massive US missile attacks on Iran.
    1. +1
      30 January 2024 07: 45
      Something is doubtful. It used to be that the Pendas could drive out the Middle Eastern “Indians” with impunity, because only they had the karamultuk, but now many people already have it. If Iran goes berserk, the Amers may see the sky as big as BV.
  12. 0
    30 January 2024 00: 53
    The US military did not shoot down a drone that attacked their military base because they confused it with their UAV
  13. 0
    30 January 2024 01: 59
    The United States does not need a war with Iran. If they wanted a reason, they would have already found a reason. It’s not the same time and the world is not the same. Of course they will try to put pressure and scare, but it won’t come to war. But with the Houthis, events may develop differently. They may start ground operation.
    1. -1
      30 January 2024 09: 07
      Quote: Mikhail Maslov
      The US does not need a war with Iran

      Who said that the United States wants to fight with Iran? This is why Israel and Turkey exist!
      Quote: Mikhail Maslov
      They may also begin a ground operation.

      what Who, Americans? I'm sorry, but why?
  14. -1
    30 January 2024 03: 33
    “The American military did not shoot down the drone because they confused it with their UAV” -

    ***
    - “I feel sorry for the bird!” ...
    ***
  15. +1
    30 January 2024 04: 49
    Should I admit that I screwed up? Oh, they are the 1st army of the world
    1. -1
      30 January 2024 06: 21
      And somewhere, for the second year now, a second gang of terrorists has been chasing...
  16. 0
    30 January 2024 05: 48
    Serious military personnel cannot distinguish their own drone from someone else’s. And in general, they know that this is a military base and not a recreation center.