usnavy2Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)

Copyright: @ 2023 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 22 October 2023

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies

The Pentagon said on October 19, 2023, that the USS Carney destroyer shot down three land-attack cruise missiles and several drones launched by the Iran backed Houthi rebels from Yemen heading north along the Red Sea, towards targets in Israel. 

The USS Carney an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, was patrolling in the northern Red Sea as part of a heavily reinforced US military presence ordered by President Joe Biden to maintain stability in the wake of war between Israel and the Hamas in the Gaza Strip. President Biden has warned Iran and its regional allies repeatedly and clearly not to get involved in Israel's war with Hamas.[ Ibid. ] ...Read more

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