U.S. Threatens Retaliation for Missile Attack off Yemen

Posted October 11, 2016 at 9:39pm

Military Times reports that “the U.S. military is threatening to retaliate against Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen who are suspected of targeting an American warship in the Red Sea on Sunday.”

“The cruise-missile attack originated from territory controlled by Shiite Houthis, a rebel group supported by Iran. It appeared to be targeting the amphibious transport dock Ponce or the destroyer Mason, ultimately triggering one of the Mason’s counter-missile systems, a U.S. defense official said.”

“’Anybody who takes action, fires against U.S. Navy ships operating in international waters, does so at their own peril,’ Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Tuesday. ‘We’re going to find out who did this and we will take action accordingly.'”