US weighs re­sponse to Ye­men rebel mis­sile at­tack on ships

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

The U.S. is weigh­ing what mil­i­tary re­sponse it should take against Ye­men-based Houthi rebels, who U.S. of­fi­cials say launched two mis­siles at Amer­i­can war­ships in the Red Sea on Sun­day, the Pen­tagon said Tues­day.

Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pen­tagon spokesman, said the U.S. is still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the un­prece­dented in­ci­dent, in­clud­ing the ex­act lo­ca­tion of the mis­sile launches. Asked if the U.S. was de­vel­op­ing tar­gets for a pos­si­ble re­tal­ia­tory strike, he said he could not con­firm that.

“Those things are things that we’re look­ing at,” Davis told Pen­tagon re­porters. “We want very much to get to the bot­tom of what hap­pened. We’re go­ing to find out who did this and we’ll take ac­tion ac­cord­ingly.” He added that “we will make sure that any­body who in­ter­feres with free­dom of nav­i­ga­tion or any­body who puts U.S. Navy ships at risk un­der­stands that they do so at their own peril.”

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