In the swirling sands of Yemen, a saga of steel and smoke unfolds as American forces strike deep into Houthi-held territory.

During the last days of January, the air was thick with tension — a missile belonging to the Iran-backed rebels meets its end, branded an “imminent threat” to US wings in the sky.

This isn’t just another day in the desert; it’s a shift, a pivot in the dance of war where the stakes are aircraft, not just the free flow of trade in the Red Sea’s waters.

CENTCOM’s Cryptic Confirmation

In a report issued on the 31st, US Central Command (CENTCOM) stated clearly but cryptically that US forces had destroyed a Houthi surface-to-air missile that was cocked and ready to launch.