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U.S. Warship and Multiple Commercial Ships Under Attack in the Red Sea: Pentagon
By: The Associated Press - 12/3/2023 Updated: 12/3/2023

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said

“We’re aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available,” the Pentagon said.

The Carney is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

The British military earlier said there had been a suspected drone attack and explosions in the Red Sea, without elaborating.

The Pentagon did not identify where it believed the fire came from. However, Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels have been launching a series of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, as well as launching drones and missiles targeting Israel as it wages war against the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip.

There was no immediate comment from the Houthis. However, a Houthi military spokesman earlier said an “important” statement would be released shortly.

Global shipping had increasingly been targeted as the Israel–Hamas war threatens to become a wider regional conflict—even as a truce briefly halted fighting and Hamas exchanged hostages for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

Earlier in November, the Houthis seized a vehicle transport ship also linked to Israel in the Red Sea off Yemen. The rebels still hold the vessel near the port city of Hodeida. Missiles also landed near another U.S. warship last week after it assisted a vessel linked to Israel that had briefly been seized by gunmen.

However, the Houthis had not directly targeted the Americans for some time, further raising the stakes in the growing maritime conflict. In 2016, the U.S. launched Tomahawk cruise missiles that destroyed three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory to retaliate for missiles being fired at U.S. Navy ships at the time.

Personal note: We're getting spread pretty thin & more & more as the issues that are happening - need additional protection for our merchant vessels. These issues going on
in Congress - and our Military leadership - both have to stay - up to date - and recognize the ongoing issues at sea - and around the globe.
Our Freighters are in need escorts around these questionable areas or ports - either delivering - or picking up - they need to have security - and/or suffer being crippled or sunk - which is unacceptable - to them - me - and others!

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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