Navy to Discipline Sailors Involved in Iranian Seizure of Ships
Cutbacks in the defense budget have apparently hit the Navy hard as spare parts were in short supply to fix the broken vessel before they began their mission. The report sounds as if several people were asleep at the switch. It seems incomprehensible that no one was tracking the vessels as they maneuvered through what was basically a war zone.
When the boats veered off course, no one at an operations center warned the sailors they were heading towards Iranian waters.
All in all, it appears that the entire unit suffered from poor leadership. Little coordination, bad communication, and plain, vanilla incompetence led to this embarrassing failure.