USN boosts Red Sea presence

The US Navy has decided to deploy two more Arleigh-Burke class destroyers in the Red Sea in order to fend off attacks from Yemeni Houthi rebels

US Builds Up Red Sea Naval Presence with Two Arleigh-Burke Destroyers

The US Navy is deploying the USS Laboon and the USS Truxtun to supplement the naval group that is already located in the sea between Africa and Arabian peninsula.

This decision comes about two weeks after the US dispatched another Arleigh-Burke destroyer, the USS Cole, to Bab al-Mandab Strait, the entrance to the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden, which became notorious after Somali pirate attacks in 2008.

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