US weighs response to Yemen rebel missile attack on ships
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.”