VIDEO: USS Nitze Reacts To Missile Threat Off Yemen Coast After U.S Warships Were Fired Upon

By  //  October 13, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: The U.S. launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea coast in response to the missiles that were fired at U.S. warships in the last five days.

(FOX NEWS) – The U.S. launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea coast in response to the missiles that were fired at U.S. warships in the last five days.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement that the sites were destroyed. The USS Nitze launched the missiles.

The strikes marked the first shots fired by the U.S. in anger against the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen’s long-running civil war. Officials haven’t provided information on casualties from the U.S. missiles fired early Thursday.

Cook said President Barack Obama authorized the strikes at the recommendation of Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford. He added that these were limited self-defense strikes conducted to protect U.S. personnel, ships and freedom of navigation.

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