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Pentagon says will respond, in time, to missile attacks on ship
October 12, 2016 / 8:26 PM / a year ago

Pentagon says will respond, in time, to missile attacks on ship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said it would respond “at the appropriate time and in the appropriate manner” after a new, attempted missile attack on a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Yemen on Wednesday, the second such incident in four days.

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mason conducts divisional tactic maneuvers as part of a Commander, Task Force 55, exercise in the Gulf of Oman September 10, 2016. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Blake Midnight/Handout via REUTERS

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the USS Mason detected at least one missile launched from Houthi-controlled territory near Al Hudaydah, Yemen.

“The ship employed defensive countermeasures, and the missile did not reach USS Mason,” Cook said in a statement.

Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; Editing by Chris Reese

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