Third Attack on USS Mason Fired on Again Off Coast of Yemen Oct 15, 2016

CNO Richardson: USS Mason ‘Appears to Have Come Under Attack’ CNO Richardson: USS Mason ‘Appears to Have Come Under Attack’ Sam LaGrone – USNI – October 15, 2016 “A US Strike Group transiting international waters in the Red Sea detected possible inbound missile threats and deployed appropriate defensive measures,” a US defense official said, speaking […]
CNO Richardson: USS Mason ‘Appears to Have Come Under Attack’
CNO Richardson: USS Mason ‘Appears to Have Come Under Attack’
Sam LaGrone – USNI – October 15, 2016 “A US Strike Group transiting international waters in the Red Sea detected possible inbound missile threats and deployed appropriate defensive measures,” a US defense official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Post event assessment is ongoing. All US warships and vessels in the area are safe.” The USS Mason destroyer, which was sailing in international waters off Yemen’s coast earlier this week, used unspecified countermeasures against the incoming missiles, a military official said.
USS Mason Defends Itself for the Third Time
USS Mason Defends Itself for the Third Time
If confirmed, the attempted missile strikes would be the most serious escalation yet of the US involvement in a deadly civil war that has killed more than 6,800 people, wounded more than 35,000 and displaced at least three million since a Saudi-led coalition launched military operations last year. Officials have stressed that Washington wants to avoid getting embroiled in yet another war in an already volatile region. On Thursday, the US Navy launched five Tomahawk cruise missiles at three mobile radar sites in Huthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea coast, after the Iran-backed rebels blasted rockets at the USS Mason twice in four days. See the earlier blog post. http://www.aticourses.com/blog/index.php/2016/10/13/cole-attack-12-o…tack-oct-11-2016/ The social media of retired naval officers is filled with angry comments. They want to see a strong military response that immediately attacks the shooters and deters future hostile action. They cannot believe that the US military doesn’t know a lot more and has not responded more vigorously to-date. They say:
  1. What you say when you don’t want to respond in kind!  Where was the counter-batter attack?
  2. Didn’t we know where they came from, with all the hi-tech detection and satellite info we have in use?
You may anonymously respond to me directly at jim.jenkins@aticourses.com and just tell me that you do not want your name used including additional open source web references. This is a big story to me as I have children deployed with the Eisenhower carrier group. It is hard to believe the US does not know more 24 hours after the attacks.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3840274/Missiles-fired-US-warships-Red-Sea-no-casualties-US-official.html http://abcnews.go.com/International/missiles-fired-us-ship-off-yemen/story?id=42832766

USS San Jacinto (CG-56) Returns!

The USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Battle Group, based in Naval Station Norfolk, Va, was deployed in July 2013 to the Navy’s Middle East-based 5th Fleet area of operations. Other ships in the battle grouped included USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Mason(DDG-87) and Ticonderoga-class cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG-64). The battle […]
The USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Battle Group, based in Naval Station Norfolk, Va, was deployed in July 2013 to the Navy’s Middle East-based 5th Fleet area of operations. Other ships in the battle grouped included USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Mason(DDG-87) and Ticonderoga-class cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG-64). The battle group is completing its 8 month deployment and heading home to Norfolk. They arrived today April 18, 2014. http://www.wvec.com/news/military/truman-homecoming I am proud to say that my son-in-law was part of the battle group on the San Jacinto. My other son in-law serves on the Leyte Gulf (CG-55). The Leyte Gulf will have an 8-9 month deployment starting in June 2014. Both families have children who miss their Navy dads during the long deployments. We civilians should periodically remember the sacrifices that the Navy families make to support our freedom and to protect our national interests. Read more.
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