USS Mason Responds To Continued Missile Threat Off Yemen’s Coast


For the second time in four days, the guided missile destroyer USS Mason responded Wednesday to an incoming missile threat while conducting routine operations in international waters off the Red Sea coast of Yemen, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

At about 6 p.m. local time Wednesday — 11 a.m. EDT — the ship detected at least one missile that officials assess originated from Houthi-controlled territory near Hudaydah, Yemen, Cook said in a statement. The ship employed defensive countermeasures, and the missile did not reach USS Mason, he added.

“There was no damage to the ship or its crew,” Cook said. “USS Mason will continue its operations. Those who threaten our forces should know that U.S. commanders retain the right to defend their ships, and we will respond to this threat at the appropriate time and in the appropriate manner.”

Homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, USS Mason is deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.

One thought on “USS Mason Responds To Continued Missile Threat Off Yemen’s Coast

  • October 13, 2016 at 11:22 am

    US imperialism always bombs poor and defenseless countries to show its power. US imperialism is trying to change the outcomes of the war in Yemen but its efforts will fail. The resistance will win. US imperialism has been supporting the KSA in its war of destruction in Yemen for all this period. US is providing the fueling activity for the Saudi bombers and without this fueling the bombers cannot function. All the bombs are American made and US industrial military complex has been making huge profits. President Obama wants the KSA to purchase weapons worth of 119 billion which is equivalent to one year of oil revenues. Finally, the current wars in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Libya are all US wars executed by US proxies.


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