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U.S. Navy warship shoots down drone fired from Yemen - CBS News

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  8 months ago  •  64 comments

By:   Eleanor Watson, David Martin (CBSPolitics)

U.S. Navy warship shoots down drone fired from Yemen - CBS News
The guided missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner defended itself against a drone fired from Yemen, according to two U.S. officials.

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The guided missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner shot down a drone fired from Yemen over the Red Sea early Wednesday, according to two U.S. defense officials.

Unlike an incident last month in which an American destroyer shot down multiple drones and missiles fired in the direction of Israel, this drone was fired directly at the USS Thomas Hudner.

Reuters was first to report the warship shot down the drone.

File: The USS Thomas Hudner, named after Concord's Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Hudner, arrives in Boston for its commissioning ceremony later in the week on Nov. 26, 2018. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

It's not clear yet who is responsible for launching the drone, but earlier this week, the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen threatened to attack ships in the Red Sea.

The incident follows the Houthis' shoot-down of a US MQ-9 Reaper Drone last week over the Red Sea.

The U.S. did not launch a recovery effort for the roughly $30 million drone, and although the Houthis made an effort to salvage it, Deputy Pentagon press secretary Sabrina Singh said it's unlikely they could "recover anything of significance."

The USS Thomas Hudner incident and the downing of the MQ-9 threaten a widening of the war between Israel and Hamas that the U.S. has been trying to contain.

Elsewhere, the U.S. has already launched three rounds of retaliatory strikes on Iranian-backed groups in Syria for the nearly 60 attacks on U.S. forces based in Iraq and Syria in the past month.

When asked earlier this week if the Pentagon would respond militarily to the downing of the MQ-9, Singh said she had no announcement, but "we always reserve the right to respond at a time and place of our choosing."

Eleanor Watson


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    8 months ago

So now we have missiles fired directly at US warships.

Are we still going to respond with state-of-the-art jets firing expensive ordinance at empty warehouses?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    8 months ago

How many civilians from Iran and Yemen do you propose we kill ? 

After all, they are only Muslims. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    8 months ago

I propose we bomb the HQ for Iranian forces in Iran.


After all, they are only Muslims. 

Don't give us the Talib shit.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    8 months ago
I propose we bomb the HQ for Iranian forces in Iran.

yeah, that would solve all of our problems. you forget congress has to approve something like that. do the rwnj xtian nationalists have a poison pill anti-abortion amendment ready to attach to it? maybe another tax break for the rich before we jump into WWIII?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    8 months ago
yeah, that would solve all of our problems. you forget congress has to approve something like that.

Since when?


do the rwnj xtian nationalists have a poison pill anti-abortion amendment ready to attach to it?

I wish the mothers of all the Palestinian protestors had chosen abortion. It would have made for a lot less hate world-wide.


 maybe another tax break for the rich before we jump into WWIII?

How about we prosecute Hillary Clinton for having all that classified info on her personal server?

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.1.4  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    8 months ago
It would have made for a lot less hate world-wide.

Nah, yours would have kept it topped up.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.1.4    8 months ago

Speak for yourself.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.1.6  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    8 months ago
How many civilians from Iran and Yemen do you propose we kill ? 

As many as it takes

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
1.1.7  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    8 months ago
I propose we bomb the HQ for Iranian forces in Iran.

Brilliant, let's do it tomorrow if not sooner, and then will you be around to accept the responsibility of the number of Americans that are going to die in the Iranian strikes on US troops?

The Saudia and the UAE have bombed the Houties for years in Yemen and as you can see that isn't a deterrent since they are still launching attacks on SA and UAE.

There has been a civil war in Yemen since 2014 with the Houties holding most of the country and the only thing that has been accomplished is the killing of civilians. At last count these were the civilian casualties:

According to the UN, over 150,000 people have been killed in Yemen, as well as estimates of more than 227,000 dead as a result of an ongoing famine and lack of healthcare facilities due to the war.

It is a humanitarian crisis equal to that in Syria.

Over the years the US number of troops in Yemen has ebbed and flowed.

Currently, there are around 400,000 Yemeni Jews in Israel.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
1.1.8  Krishna  replied to  Kavika @1.1.7    8 months ago
Currently, there are around 400,000 Yemeni Jews in Israel.

They were lucky (to escape from Yemen).

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.9  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.7    8 months ago
in the Iranian strikes on US troops?

They are already attacking US troops, without provocation. You don't seem to understand that.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
1.1.10  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.9    8 months ago
They are already attacking US troops, without provocation. You don't seem to understand that. 

What a silly thing to say, Vic. You want to strike at the heart of Iran which would start a full-on war in the ME. Handling it the way it's being done is a far better way and as of yesterday Ali Khamenei said that Iran would not join Hamas in attacking Israel. Which probably means that they will hold back Hezbollah as well. 

A huge show of force tends to get the aggressor's attention. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.11  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @1.1.10    8 months ago

the most dangerous threats to our country are already here, supporting an unamerican autocrat that's running for office of POTUS in the hope of escaping accountability.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.12  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  devangelical @1.1.11    8 months ago
the most dangerous threats to our country are already here, 

Wow, Biden thinks that’s it’s China, at least according to his National Defense Strategy.  Please forward your insights to him.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.13  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.10    8 months ago
What a silly thing to say, Vic. You want to strike at the heart of Iran which would start a full-on war in the ME.

You sound like LBJ during the Vietnam War.


Which probably means that they will hold back Hezbollah as well. 

I don't have to be Napoleon to figure out the strategy on that. When Israeli forces are about to completely destroy Hamas, Hezbollah will be totally unleashed. Iran uses people that it doesn't care about. Biden wants the deal Obama wanted with Iran. Biden is not the right leader for this.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
1.1.14  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.13    8 months ago
You sound like LBJ during the Vietnam War.

Not really Vic, whereas LBJ sat in the White House drinking coffee and directing the war I was a squad leader with an Airborne Infantry unit in Vietnam. There is little similarity between the president and me. I would say that you were much more like LBJ than I was.

You should give your military advice to the Joint Chiefs, they would be enthralled with it.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.15  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.14    8 months ago
I was a squad leader

So, you want to say. Who gives a fuck.


 I would say that you were much more like LBJ than I was.

No, you are the one who wants the false gestures as a response.



 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
1.1.16  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.15    8 months ago
So, you want to say. Who gives a fuck.

That makes no sense, but then again it's you.

No, you are the one who wants the false gestures as a response.

Dead terrorists is a false gesture, amazing.

It seems that it's the people that will not have to serve that want to strike an enemy without thinking it through since they will not be the ones in harms way. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.17  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.1.16    8 months ago
strike an enemy

The enemy is Iran.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.18  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.17    8 months ago
The enemy is Iran.

the biggest threat to our democracy is maga [removed]

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.19  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1.18    8 months ago

So true.  And their [Deleted leader.]

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.20  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    8 months ago

"Peace through strength"

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Vic Eldred
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1.1.21  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.20    8 months ago

You and everyone else in this country are beneficiaries of that old policy.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.22  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.21    8 months ago

See 1.1.20

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.23  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.1.18    8 months ago

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fineline
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1.2  fineline  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    8 months ago

And I heard it was a woke sailor, who had volunteered to serve the country, that pulled the trigger ! What would your response be ? A nuclear warhead ?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    8 months ago

Much better to fire expensive ordinance at populated neighborhoods. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    8 months ago
Much better to fire expensive ordinance at populated neighborhoods. 

It's much better to defend our troops.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    8 months ago

I think they defend themselves quite well. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    8 months ago

Oh yes, if it were left to the generals.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    8 months ago

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Vic Eldred
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2.1.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @2.1.3    8 months ago
tommy tuberville 

You are everywhere today. You're either nowhere or all over the board.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
2.1.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  devangelical @2.1.3    8 months ago
like tommy tuberville

Just what the fuck does delaying a promotion and potential raise in salary have to do with anything? You do know that is what he is stalling, right?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.5    8 months ago

That is evidently all he had. Little man says time to go...and they all go hide.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.6    8 months ago

No one hides from you Vic. 

 
 
 
George
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2.1.8  George  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.5    8 months ago

There is nothing stopping schumer from promoting the officers, he just can't do them all at once and has to do them individually, do i agree with Tuberville? no. but it is within the rules, so schumer should hold votes, change the rules if he feels it is that important.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.9  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.7    8 months ago

Then where is he?  He just made a comment 12 minutes ago.


Then we have our leading polemicist. Where did he go?


Get it John?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.10  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @2.1.8    8 months ago

Schumer can hold a vote on each one, but ten they don't get that BS they want attached to it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.1.11  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.9    8 months ago

Maybe he went to the bathroom or to get a sandwich.

Because someone didnt answer you in 12 minutes, you think they are hiding from you?

I think you may need to lay down and rest and recalibrate. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.12  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.9    8 months ago

I dont think you want to know what I "get" about all this. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.13  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.11    8 months ago

Comon John.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.14  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.12    8 months ago

I don't really care. I just want that hospital taken and Biden to show some spine.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
2.1.15  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    8 months ago

Unfortunately, our troops currently have one hand tied behind their backs thanks to the current administration in DC. Reminds me of Vietnam in the 60's under Johnson and McNamara.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.16  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.11    8 months ago

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Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.17  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.5    8 months ago

It’s impact is more than a raise, impacts include:

- GO retirements delayed forcing some to stay in there jobs after they had retirements planned 

- Some can’t officially move until promote, many moved their families at their own expense to get kids enrolled in schools at their future location 

- Acting Commanders have reduced authorities to make personal decision or significant organizational change

- Some have gotten tired a waiting and retired early 

- A two-star at a three-star Joint or Coalition meeting  doesn’t have equal standing as he will have when promoted 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.1.18  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    8 months ago
I think they defend themselves quite well. 

By ducking when the missiles come?

 
 
 
charger 383
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2.1.19  charger 383  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.7    8 months ago

Vic responded to this yesterday at 2.1.9 so comment stands, flag submitted this evening is dismissed. Please do not flag things the member addressed has replied to, unless it is an extremely gross violation.   charger 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.20  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.15    8 months ago
Reminds me of Vietnam in the 60's under Johnson and McNamara.

Never again should we put our troops through that.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @2    8 months ago
Much better to fire expensive ordinance at populated neighborhoods. 

Fire to where the missile came from.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3  seeder  Vic Eldred    8 months ago

Here is their leader:

P resident Biden on Monday called for Israel to take “less intrusive” action in Gaza in its war against Hamas, warning in particular against strikes that hit hospitals.

“Well, as we know, I have not been reluctant expressing my concerns with what’s going on,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office.

Biden: Hospitals ‘must be protected’ in Gaza as Israeli forces close in (msn.com)

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
3.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    8 months ago
“less intrusive”

WTF does that even mean?  

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
3.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Right Down the Center @3.1    8 months ago

In this context it can be equated to a chicken s#*t Biden administration term saying let's not provoke them any further than we can get away with!

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
4  shona1    8 months ago

Morning..hang on a sec.

Yemen...the country we see constantly here on tv with adds by UNICEF to save the starving children in war torn Yemen.. it's currently the world's biggest human disaster going by them..

Just $10 a month to save a child.. money which they will never see...

Can't feed their own people but can lob missiles and send up drones and antagonise other countries..

Yet another country with a death wish....

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @4    8 months ago

See comment 1.1.7.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5  Ed-NavDoc    8 months ago

I remember LBJ once made a statement to the effect that US forces in Vietnam were not allowed to bomb even a outhouse without his personal permission. LBJ and SECDEF Robert McNamara controlled and personally approved all target lists. I forsee the same happening under Biden.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5.1  Kavika   replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5    8 months ago

He must have been very busy since we dropped more bombs on Vietnam than any other country in history and twice what we dropped in WWII. 

“The United States Air Force dropped in Indochina, from 1964 to August 15, 1973, a total of 6,162,000 tons of bombs and other ordnance. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft expended another 1,500,000 tons in Southeast Asia. This tonnage far exceeded that expended in World War II and in the Korean War.

BTW, not all of those bombs hit the enemy tens of thousands of civilians were killed in the bombing and in one instance that I am personally familiar with a Marine pilot dropped a bomb right in the middle of our unit. Dak To ring a bell?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @5.1    8 months ago

Understood, but not all that tonnage was dropped under Johnson. Nixon removed a lot of the restrictions and allowed commanders in country more leeway. I have in fact heard of the friendly fire incident at Dak To. That was about four years or so after my time. When I was with Operation Deep Freeze I had a room mate who was with the 173rd Airborne at the time and he told me about it some, although he personally was not at Dak To at the time. He told me he lost several friends there.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.1.1    8 months ago

No, it wasn't all dropped under LBJ, but tons were and to think that we dropped twice the amount on Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia then all of WWII tells you one thing there were a lot of people killed both NVR/Viet Cong/civilians. 

Dak To was a complete fuck up a lot of good men went out in body bags.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.1.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @5.1.2    8 months ago

Agreed. My room mate left the Army after Vietnam and was out for about 8 years before joining the Navy and became a Storekeeper, equivalent to a supply clerk in the Army. We swapped a lot of stories and experiences.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5.1.4  Kavika   replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.1.3    8 months ago
We swapped a lot of stories and experiences.

If he was with the 173rd in Nam he had a lot to tell, Doc.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.1.5  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @5.1.4    8 months ago

That he did.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.1.6  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.1.1    8 months ago

Correction to the above in that Dak To was four years before my time, not after. Sorry.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5.1.7  Kavika   replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.1.6    8 months ago

You got younger all of a sudden...LOL

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
6  Kavika     8 months ago

See comment 1.1.7.

 
 

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