REPORT: U.S. Destroyer Shoots Down Ballistic Missile After it Attempts to Sink it

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Houthi militants launched an anti-ship ballistic missile toward a United States destroyer on Friday; the missile was intercepted by the U.S. vessel.

The USS Carney has been actively engaged in intercepting Houthi missiles that have been directed at vessels in the Red Sea.

Carney commanding officer Cmdr. Jeremy Robertson and sailors aboard the USS Carney were honored in early January for intercepting Houthi missiles and drones in October and December.

Cmdr. Jeremy Robertson, the commanding officer of Carney, was granted the Commendation Medal of the Navy and Marine Corps. Each of the sailors on board was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon.

The Carney fired down fourteen unmanned aerial vehicles launched by the Houthis in the Red Sea on December 16.

The USS Carney (DDG 64) fired down an Iranian-made KAS-04 unmanned aerial vehicle that was launched from Houthi-controlled regions of Yemen on November 29 in the South Red Sea.

The Houthis have initiated a minimum of 34 assaults against international shipping lanes since mid-November.

Since the October 7 Hamas terror attack against Israel, American forces in Iraq and Syria have been subjected to over 150 assaults, which have resulted in the injury of a minimum of 83 Americans.

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