Sunday, October 16, 2016

US Destroyer Again Targeted by Missiles Off Coast of Yemen

A top U.S. admiral says a U.S. warship has again come under fire in the Red Sea from multiple cruise missiles fired from the coast of Yemen.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said the guided missile destroyer USS Mason deployed electronic countermeasures to foil the attack and was not hit in Saturday’s incident --the third such attack on U.S. naval vessels in the area in the past week.

U.S. authorities say neither the Mason nor the amphibious transport USS Ponce was hit in the October 9 attacks, and say the Mason and another U.S. vessel were unscathed by further missile fire on Wednesday...

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