U.S. Strikes Yemen Radar Sites
The U.S. military has hit radar sites in Yemen with a cruise missile strike, following a weekend attack on an American warship in the Red Sea. Rebels reportedly denied firing the missiles, but Defense Department officials have said the sites were in Houthi rebel-controlled territory. President Obama approved the strike. The U.S. had not fired at rebel targets since March 2015, when the conflict in Yemen first began. “These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships, and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway,” said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook.