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Thursday, October 13, 2016

US military strikes Yemeni ‘radar sites’ in response to missile attack on navy destroyer

US military strikes Yemeni ‘radar sites’ in response to missile attack on navy destroyer

If the first link doesn't work, here's an NBC News Report.
The U.S. military launched Tomahawk cruise missiles against radar sites in Yemen early Thursday, a senior defense official said. The strikes followed two incidents this week in which missiles were fired at a U.S. Navy ship from a rebel-controlled area of the country. 
The missiles were launched from the destroyer USS Nitze at around 4 a.m. Thursday local time (9 p.m. Wednesday ET), and initial assessments were that all three coastal sites in rebel Houthi-controlled areas were destroyed, the official said. 
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement that President Barack Obama authorized the strikes on the recommendation of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford. 
"These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships, and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway," Cook said. 
"The United States will respond to any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic, as appropriate, and will continue to maintain our freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandeb, and elsewhere around the world."
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is our national interest in the Gulf of Aden that we place our Navy vessels in range of shore batteries on the Arabian coast?

Are we there solely to assist our wonderful friends the Saudis with their military intervention in Yemen? Is that why we are placing our sailors in harms way in that worthless neighborhood?

Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:09:00 pm  

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