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German Ship Accidentally Targets US Drone in Red Sea, Revealing Challenges of Response to Houthi Attacks

A German navy ship mistakenly targeted a U.S. Reaper drone in the Red Sea earlier this week while operating as part of the European Union’s Aspides mission to protect shipping in the vital waterway, a Defense Department official said Thursday.

The MQ-9 drone wasn’t damaged in the Tuesday incident and continued its mission, the official told Stars and Stripes on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to provide their name.

The targeting of a drone by an ally demonstrates the challenges the U.S. and its partners face in attempting to stem attacks by Iranian-backed Houthi militants, analysts say.

Read the rest of the story at Stars and Stripes, here.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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