Navy officer fired from post over Iran's detention of 10 US sailors

  • The commander of 10 US sailors who were briefly detained after entering Iranian territorial waters in January has been fired. According to media reports, the US Navy in a statement said that it had lost confidence in commander Eric Rasch. At the time of the incident, Rasch was in charge of a riverine squadron. The Navy said that Eric Rasch had been relieved of his command duties and reassigned.