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Navy launches Tomahawk missiles at rebel sites in Yemen after attacks on U.S. ships
By Dan Lamothe October 12 at 11:15 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/10/12/more-missiles-fired-from-rebel-held-territory-in-yemen-at-u-s-navy-ships/

Tomahawk missiles were launched from the USS Nitze early Thursday off the coast of Yemen. The missiles struck three coastal radar sites that were associated with previous attacks on Navy ships. (U.S. Navy)
The U.S. Navy launched Tomahawk missiles early Thursday from the Red Sea at three coastal radar sites in Yemen, destroying targets associated with missile attacks on U.S. ships this week while warning that it would not tolerate similar actions in the future.

The Tomahawks were launched from the destroyer USS Nitze at about 4 a.m. at three locations in territory held by Houthi rebels north of the Bab el-Mandeb strait, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said. President Obama authorized the strikes upon the recommendations of Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“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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Re: Navy launches Tomahawk missiles at rebel sites in Yemen after attacks
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 03:14:57 AM »
USS Nitze (DDG 94) Responds to Missile Threat Off Yemen's Coast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkssghUIvNQ