Go to triangular compass
Left arrow

U.S. Navy Fires Back at Yemen Terrorists

Veteran News
Veteran News
October 13, 2016
Share on Twitter
Share on Facebook
Share on Linkedin
Copy Link

Stay Up to Date on American Grit

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

The Pentagon released a statement late last night that they had retaliated against the missile launches at the USS Mason. An Iranian-backed group in Yemen is suspected to be the instigating party.The statement reported that at 4:00 AM local time, missiles were fired by our military at three Houthi-controlled radar sites on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast. The strikes were also confirmed to be authorized by President Obama, at the recommendation of the Secretary of Defense. Initial assessments point to the total destruction of the targets involved.The Pentagon stated that, " [the strikes] targeted radar sites involved in the recent missile launches threatening USS Mason and other vessels operating in international waters in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandeb... 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.”The USS Mason had recently been the target of attacks from Yemen. While the missiles failed to hit their target, the ship was harassed twice by the same group. The Houthi's have denied any involvement in these attacks, and claim that these aggressions come from areas not under their control.

send a letter to congress
Adds section
Next Up
No items found.