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U.S. Navy Seizes Ship Transporting Lethal Aid From Iran To Houthis


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Hank Berrien
Jan 16, 2024

On Tuesday, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) confirmed that U.S. Navy Forces seized a sailing ship on January 11 that was conducting illegal transport of advanced lethal aid from Iran to resupply the terrorist Houthi forces in Yemen.

“U.S. Navy SEALs operating from USS Lewis B Puller, supported by helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), executed a complex boarding of the dhow near the coast of Somalia in international waters of the Arabian Sea, seizing Iranian-made ballistic missile and cruise missiles components,” USCENTCOM  reported. “Seized items include propulsion, guidance, and warheads for Houthi medium range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) and anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs), as well as air defense associated components. Initial analysis indicates these same weapons have been employed by the Houthis to threaten and attack innocent mariners on international merchant ships transiting in the Red Sea.”

“The direct or indirect supply, sale, or transfer of weapons to the Houthis in Yemen violates U.N. Security Resolution 2216 and international law,” USCENTCOM added, noting that “two U.S. Navy SEALs previously reported as lost at sea were directly involved in this operation.”

 “We are conducting an exhaustive search for our missing teammates,” General Michael Erik Kurilla, USCENTCOM Commander, stated.

The Navy sank the dhow.

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Jan. 19 2024

The tensions between the U.S. and Houthis have continued to flare in the Red Sea since the U.S. and United Kingdom conducted strikes on at least 30 Houthi targets in western Yemen using Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles better known as “TLAM” and fixed wing aircraft on Jan. 11. Whatever belief the Pentagon may have had that the strikes would neutralize the Houthi's military capabilities was wiped away in the week that followed as rebel group continued to attack shipping in the region.

What is it going to take to stop the Houthis once and for all?

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Jan 19, 2024 

US Navy and the Houthi Pirate War

What's Going on With Shipping? Jan.19, 2024

In this episode, Sal Mercogliano - maritime historian at Campbell University (@campbelledu) and former merchant mariner - compares the current conflict against the Houthi to the US Navy's early operations against the Barbary Pirates

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Jan 19, 2024

Bill and Behnam discuss the recent attacks in Iraq as well as the latest string of Houthi incidents and U.S.-led coalition's response.

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