Pentagon: Our Houthi Strategy Is Running at Cost, We Need Congress So We Can Keep Doing It

Published February 21, 2024

On Tuesday’s broadcast of NewsNation’s “On Balance,” Pentagon Deputy Spokesperson Sabrina Singh stated that “we are absolutely incurring costs” in responding to Houthi attacks, “which is why we need Congress to approve a budget and we need Congress to approve this supplemental package.” And the package is needed “so we can continue to not only support our efforts in the Central Command area of responsibility, but also support Ukraine.”

Host Leland Vittert asked, “So, far, it looks like we’ve spent about $400 million in these surface-to-air missiles that are launched by the United States to intercept the Houthi drones. Some of these Houthi drones are 10-25,000 dollars. It doesn’t take an economics degree to understand that that’s good math for Iran and the Houthis, bad math for the United States in terms of costs. But we extend this out, how worried is the Pentagon about supply of these missiles vis-a-vis having to fight another war, say in China against China or somewhere else, that the Houthis, at the behest of Iran and the behest of the Chinese, are draining our supply?”



RELATED: Crew abandon UK-registered cargo ship after Houthi attack off Yemen

The Houthis said they had targeted the Belize-flagged, British-registered cargo ship Rubymar (file photo)
Published February 19, 2024

The crew of a Belize-flagged, British-registered cargo vessel have abandoned ship off Yemen after it was hit by missiles fired by the Houthi movement.

The Rubymar was in the Gulf of Aden near the Bab al-Mandab Strait when it was hit and the crew abandoned ship.

On Monday the Houthis claimed the vessel had sunk.

But on Tuesday, maritime security firm Ambrey and the UK Royal Navy told BBC Verify they have not seen any evidence of this.

The strikes on the Rubymar are among the most damaging attacks so far by the Iran-backed Houthis.

They have launched dozens of missiles and drones at merchant vessels and Western warships since mid-November.

The Houthis say their attacks are a show of support for the Palestinians in the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

On Monday a Houthi spokesman claimed the vessel suffered “catastrophic damage” and had sunk – a claim which has now been refuted.

The UK government said the Rubymar was taking on water, had been abandoned and the crew taken to safety.



RELATED: Iran-backed Houthi rebels just shot down an MQ-9 Reaper, costing the US another $30 million combat drone

An MQ-9 Reaper flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range on Aug. 30, 2023.US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Nuzzi
Published February 21, 2024
  • The Houthis shot down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone off the coast of Yemen on Monday.
  • Two US officials told Business Insider the confirmation was based off of initial indications.
  • It’s the second time the Iran-backed rebels have downed a Reaper drone since early November.

The Houthi rebels shot down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone off the coast of Yemen on Monday, two US officials confirmed to Business Insider.

It marks the second time since early November that the Houthis have managed to destroy a Reaper drone, and comes amid rising tensions between Western militaries and the Iran-backed rebels in the strategic Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

The Houthis claimed to have shot down the Reaper above western Yemen with a surface-to-air missile, and published footage purporting to show the incident and the subsequent wreckage. The claims were not immediately confirmed, and the video could not be verified.

But the US officials on Tuesday said initial indications were that the Reaper was, in fact, shot down by the Houthis off the coast of Yemen early Monday morning local time. A Pentagon spokesperson said the rebels used a surface-to-air missile to take down the drone, which has not yet been recovered by the US.




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