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DoD: Second Missile Attack on USS Mason Near Yemen

Courtney Kube
Source: US Navy

For the second time this week the USS Mason was targeted by at least one incoming missile fired from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen. The missiles did not impact the ship and no one was hurt.

A U.S. military official said a coastal defense cruise missile was fired from a Houthi-controlled area south of Al Hudaydah around 6 p.m. local time. The ship used countermeasures, but the officials are not yet certain whether the measures stopped the missile or if it fizzled.

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The USS San Antonio and the USS Ponce was operating in the area with the Mason at the time.

On Tuesday the Pentagon vowed that there would be retribution after a pair of missiles were fired the USS Mason, a U.S. Navy destroyer, as it conducted routine operations in international waters near the strait of Bab el-Mandeb.

"We are going to find out who did it and take action accordingly," said Capt. Jeff Davis, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday. "Anybody who puts U.S. Navy ships at risk does so at their own peril."