Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fired missiles and drones at three commercial vessels and a U.S. warship in the Red Sea from their bases in Yemen.
The USS Carney fired back, knocking three drones out of the sky. However, the threat to the free navigation of shipping in international waters is growing. And Joe Biden isn’t doing much about it.
He’s not acknowledging the threat because to do so would require him to commit U.S. forces to do something about it. That would potentially widen the war and draw America closer to the fighting.
“If our ships see something is coming near them or toward them, they are going to assess it as a threat and shoot it down,” a DOD official told Politico. “You’d be hard-pressed to find another time” U.S. ships have been this challenged in the region.
Does the commander-in-chief have our Navy’s back? It’s a question I’m sure the front-line forces in the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean would like answered.
“People are thinking this is an Israel thing, and because they are heavy-handed in Gaza no one is saying anything,” the official said. “The world should be condemning this.”
National security adviser Jake…
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