HITTING BACK

U.S. Strikes Yemen Radar Sites

The U.S. military has hit radar sites in Yemen with a cruise missile strike, following a weekend attack on an American warship in the Red Sea. Rebels reportedly denied firing the missiles, but Defense Department officials have said the sites were in Houthi rebel-controlled territory. President Obama approved the strike. The U.S. had not fired at rebel targets since March 2015, when the conflict in Yemen first began. “These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships, and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway,” said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook. “The United States will respond to any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic, as appropriate.”