The U.S. is getting more involved in the Middle East.
A warship, the USS Carney, was forced to intervene in the Red Sea yesterday when it defended commercial ships from Houthi attacks. Since the October 7th terror attack in Israel, the Iranian-backed Houthis have been increasing their attacks in the Red Sea, even taking hostage a commercial ship with ties to Israel last month.
The Pentagon says the U.S. shot down three drones in self-defense when responding to distress calls from three commercial vessels. It’s not clear if Carney was a target. If it were, it would be the first time the Houthis directly targeted Americans since 2016.
The Pentagon says yesterday’s attack was “fully enabled by Iran” and that the US will “consider all appropriate responses.”