Yes, in case you were wondering, the US is very much a part of this ongoing war in the Middle East.

On Tuesday in the Red Sea, the US Navy’s destroyer USS Laboon and F/A-18 Super Hornets from the USS Eisenhower effectively countered a series of aggressive moves by Houthi forces from Yemen. US Central Command disclosed via social media that the coordinated defensive action successfully intercepted an assortment of twelve drones, three anti-ship ballistic missiles, and two cruise missiles aimed at land for 10 hours starting at 6:30 a.m. local time.

This vigorous defense occurred just a week after the Pentagon announced the establishment of a new regional task force dedicated to safeguarding commercial vessels from similar threats. Since October 19, the Houthis have been persistently targeting maritime routes in the Red Sea, attempting to disrupt support channels for Israel amidst its conflict with Hamas in Gaza.