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/File Photo
CNN: USS Mason fires missiles in Red Sea after apparent attack
(CNN)The Navy destroyer USS Mason fired countermeasures in the Red Sea on Saturday after it detected what it believed were incoming missiles.
Officials Saturday night were uncertain about what exactly happened, if there were multiple incoming missiles or if there was a malfunction with the radar detection system on the destroyer.
"We are aware of the reports and we are assessing the situation. All of our ships and crews are safe and unharmed," one US defense official told CNN.
The USS Nitze and the USS Ponce were sailing nearby.
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WNU Editor: In the past hour I have been reading the following reports and wondering if the U.S. is now actively engaged in another war ....
USS Mason Fired on Again Off Coast of Yemen: Officials (NBC)
USS Mason Fires Missiles at Possible Missile Attack (ABC News)
U.S. warship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen: official (Reuters)
.... and we are now being told that maybe there was no attack, and it is all due to a radar failure ?!?!?! So the next question begs to be answered .... was this weeks reported missile attack from Yemen a mistake also ?!?!?!
Update: On a side note, I agree with this observation .... The US just bombed Yemen, and no one's talking about it (Moustafa Bayoumi, The Guardian).