The USS Carney, a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, was sent to the Red Sea along with other U.S. destroyers to deter the Houthis and other groups from getting involved in the Israel-Hamas War. For the past six months, Iranian-backed militia groups held off from launching attacks against American troops in Iraq and Syria. But attacks have suddenly resumed as the conflict in Gaza escalates.
WSJ explains how the USS Carney is warding off missile and drone attacks on Israel and American troops.
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