By: Andrew Tilghman
The U.S. military is threatening to retaliate against Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen who are suspected of targeting an American warship in the Red Sea on Sunday.
The cruise-missile attack originated from territory controlled by Shiite Houthis, a rebel group supported by Iran. It appeared to be targeting the amphibious transport dock Ponce or the destroyer Mason, ultimately triggering one of the Mason’s counter-missile systems, a U.S. defense official said.
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