(Red Sea) Well, after yet another attempt by the mad mullahs to close the sea off the coast of Yemen by firing anti-ship missiles at anybody who passes by. The US today took out 3 radar stations used by the Iranian proxies in which to target ships sailing off the coast
At 0100hrs local time (0400hrs GMT) USS Nitze (DDG-94) launched an unknown number of the Tomahawks against the installations along the Red Sea and north of the strait of Bab el-Mandeb
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook described the attack as:
“limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships, and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway. The United States will respond to any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic, as appropriate, and will continue to maintain our freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, the Bab el-Mandeb, and elsewhere around the world,”
These were authorized by President Barrack Obama on the recommendation of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.
#Yemen Air Defense site and radar position near Mocha targeted by #US cruise missile was destroyed before by #Saudi coalition. pic.twitter.com/U4e0ZntCmg— Aldin Abazović (@Ald_Aba) 13 October 2016
In response, Iran has sent a 48 year old Alvand-class frigate (Alvand) supported by the Bushehr a Bandar Abbas class Light replenishment ship in which to scare the crap out of the US Navy. The fact that The USS Nitze weights twice as much as the so called Iranian task fleet, is only 10 years old and is supported by another 2 US warships (As well as the entire Saudi Navy which is blockading Yemen) and the Iranian deployment appears to be more for Iranian public propaganda means than anything else.