05 Jan Houthi Red Sea Attacks Show No Sign of Abating, U.S. Admiral Says
The U.S.-led coalition in the Red Sea is actively safeguarding international merchant ships from Houthi threats. Despite downing 19 drones and missiles, the Houthis show no signs of relenting. Since December 18, over 1,500 ships have safely transited the Red Sea, protected by a proactive “zone defense” strategy using five coalition vessels.
Vice Admiral Brad Cooper acknowledges the persistent challenges, prompting stern warnings from the U.S. and allies. More than a dozen nations issued a joint statement, cautioning the Houthis about potential consequences. A UK official hinted at possible allied action if the warnings are ignored.
These collective efforts underscore the global commitment to securing vital maritime routes. As the coalition remains vigilant, the international community sends a clear message that decisive action will be taken to ensure the safety of lives, the global economy, and the free flow of commerce in this strategic region. The upcoming weeks are crucial as nations unite against the persistent threats in the Red Sea.