US Warship, Commercial Vessels Attacked in Red Sea

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The Harpoon is an anti-ship missile. Do the Houthi’s have ships?
Do you know your weapons systems?

from www.navy.mil

"This Harpoon Block II missile incorporated Global Positioning System-assisted inertial navigation, which enables the system to have both an anti-ship and a land attack capability. The Harpoon Block II+ provides a rapid-capability enhancement for the Navy that includes a new GPS guidance kit, reliability and survivability of the weapon, a new data link interface that enables in-flight updates, improved target selectivity, an abort option and enhanced resistance to electronic countermeasures."
 

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Do you know your weapons systems?

from www.navy.mil

"This Harpoon Block II missile incorporated Global Positioning System-assisted inertial navigation, which enables the system to have both an anti-ship and a land attack capability. The Harpoon Block II+ provides a rapid-capability enhancement for the Navy that includes a new GPS guidance kit, reliability and survivability of the weapon, a new data link interface that enables in-flight updates, improved target selectivity, an abort option and enhanced resistance to electronic countermeasures."

That’s the AGM-84E “SLAM,” which is a cruise-missile variant of the Harpoon. The Harpoon itself was and is still an anti-ship missile.
 

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I'm not saying it's the same, but I always look at these events with suspicion, recalling Tonkin, The Lusitania, the Maine.

U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War: the Gulf of Tonkin and Escalation, 1964​

In early August 1964, two U.S. destroyers stationed in the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam radioed that they had been fired upon by North Vietnamese forces. In response to these reported incidents, President Lyndon B. Johnson requested permission from the U.S. Congress to increase the U.S. military presence in Indochina. On August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing President Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia. This resolution became the legal basis for the Johnson and Nixon Administrations prosecution of the Vietnam War.
 

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