US Responds to Missile Attacks in Yemen

ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports a U.S. destroyer launched Tomahawk missiles overnight at three radar sites inside Yemen.
0:51 | 10/13/16

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We move on to breaking news overseas. A U.S. Warship launched cruise missiles in Yemen overnight retaliating for two missile attacks against an American ship and our chief political affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz tracking the latest from Washington. This is the first direct U.S. Military intervention in that country's civil war. Yes, it is, George. But also the first time in recent memory an American warship has itself been targeted by cruise missiles. The retaliation came swiftly. Overnight a U.S. Destroyer launched tomahawk missiles at three radar sites inside Yemen, radar sites active earlier in the week when another destroyer, the "Uss mason" was targeted twice by a Yemeni rebel group and used countermeasures to protect the ship but if it had been hit, George, it could have been catastrophic. Robin and George. No question about that.

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