The Complicated History of USS Vincennes and Iran Air Flight 655

Most Americans could not tell you why USS Vincennes is one of the most famous, or perhaps infamous, warships of the missile age, but Iranians could. On July 3, 1988, the Ticonderoga-class cruiser fired two missiles at Iran Air Flight 655. There were no survivors.

That tragedy is the news again as the war of words between President Trump and Iran heat up…