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US Navy Establishes New Red Sea Task Force In Move Directed Against Houthis

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US Navy Establishes New Red Sea Task Force In Move Directed Against Houthis

AQABA, Jordan (April 17, 2022) Amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), is moored pierside in Aqaba, Jordan, April 17. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. DeAndre Dawkins)

On April 17, the US Navy Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) announced that it had established a new international naval task force to enhance maritime security in the Red Sea region.

Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of US Naval Forces Central Command, US 5th Fleet and CMF, commissioned Combined Task Force (CTF) 153 during a ceremony at the US Navy’s regional headquarters in Bahrain.

CTF 153 will focus on international maritime security and capacity-building efforts in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandeb and Gulf of Aden.

“This is a tangible and meaningful demonstration of our commitment to ensuring regional maritime security and stability through international cooperation,” said Cooper. “The Middle East region is dynamic and vast. There’s not one navy who can patrol the surrounding waters by themselves,” said Cooper. “We are always at our best when we are teaming with partners.”

The task force staff will include as many as 15 US and international military personnel from CMF member-nations. The staff is currently embarked aboard amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). When not at sea, CTF 153 personnel will work from offices ashore at CMF headquarters in Manama, Bahrain.

CTF 153 task force will be initially led by US Navy Capt. Robert Francis. Later in the fall, a regional officer will assume the leadership role.

The establishment of the new task force came amid a ceasefire between the US-backed Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis (Ansar Allah) in Yemen, the main hotspot on the Red Sea.

Commenting on the development, Mohammed al-Bukaiti, a member of the Houthis’ Political Bureau, told Sputnik that establishment of the task force was a “preemptive move” by the US to face the recent changes in Yemen.

“Certainly, there are significant negative repercussions for this American step, because it prolongs instability in the region, and this is what Washington always seeks for,” al-Bukaiti said. “But this American step in the Red Sea will not discourage Yemen from continuing its battle until the last inch of its land is liberated and the siege is lifted.”

The war in Yemen turned the Iran-allied Houthis to one of the main stakeholders when it comes to security in the Red Sea.

The US and its allies in the Middle East, including both Saudi Arabia and Israel, have been deeply worried about the growing offensive capabilities of the Houthis. To this day the group maintains control over most of Yemen’s Red Sea coast.

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Q

Israelis occupied Socotra and their Yankee slaves follow.

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Carlo

US puppets with an image

https://i.imgur.com/mKxiZqx.jpeg

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Gorgeous George

How disgusting.

JJ345

Where the fuk does the US find these g0y shit – if you look at them you can feel they are not cut for the job at all. But the problem is that’s what the US wants the most, useless shit leeches like Zion and Wahhabis.

Chris Gr

Of all those, maybe only Jeanine Anez was right because Morales helped some terrorist groups but all of the others were kleptocrats.

Thats my size

BREAKİNG NEWS:Russian forces not only raped women, but also men – Bucha Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk.

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Hunter Biden your Pimp

Sure, they raped him and they raped you. Not that you are a man, only some sissy dumb bitch.

JJ345

Mayor of Bucha… “but also men” You fuked in the head? He is a g0ygay shithead.

But rape and the gay party are normal on all US bases – they learned from Zion.

James Ferguson

And even washing machines

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James Ferguson

Houthis… What a nice excuse. It’s against expansion of China and Russia in the Red Sea.

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JJ345

Yes, it is, remember the United States of Zion saying at the UN that due to war in Ukraine – the people of Yemen are in the leak of food… that fuking ugly bitch even said, “We thank KSA and UAE for aiding the people of Yemen”. I hope there would be a place in hell for these fuking apes. You can’t make these shit up…

Chris Gr

Both Iran and the US are exploiting Yemen and Iraq. This need to stop.

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Putinyahoo

Back to daddy’s cock for you Gaylord!

Chris Gr

Log in to your JJ345 account.

mikael

Yup, this is continuing the crime against the Yemen people, despite the devestating destruction and following famines are standard western ZATO tools, sactioning is killing people and the west dont give an rats f…. ass, the virtuesignaling scums dont waist an second on this war, whines about genocide and refuses the aknowledge Yemen, kicked Russia out of UNHRC but the Saudi-barbarian is stil in the lead of it. Yeah. In Palestina the Jews are wacking Palestinians and are happy, because NOBODY talks about them, even Putin is as tight as a moscitos ass, alowing the terror state continue to bomb Syria, and Turdians is occupying, along with another “fake” people the Kurds, used to fight Syria and Iraq, intrestingly the British mercs have all served as mercs in some of the ZATO wars, and Kurds whom is given land (1/3) way beyond any historical prefereances what so ever, but hey, they are backed by the same nations whom is attacking Russia and Yemen.

Why dont the Russian help Yemens to defend their coast line, where even ISISrael is occupying a island. Help the Palestinians. Hamas. Hezb in Lebanon and Syria. Western Sahara fight against Marocco whom is backed again by the same scums incl Russia. Even some african nations, like Mali could use some help to get ridd of you know who, and their proxys aka Al-CIAda akakaka ISIS akakakkaka……forget it, but they created Azovs uh…. Natzees. Do you get it, do you. Huh.

peace

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Chris Gr

Why should Western Sahara or the Houthis be supported? They are ploys to divide Morocco and Yemen respectively.

Jefferson

Hi guys. BIG DAY! i’m from brazil, while russian and ukrainian men self-destruct, latin and african immigrants have sex with russians hahahhaa you are very idiots. Russian prostitutes are successful in Europe. Putin has already killed 20,000 Russians in 50 days, that’s genius. Putin is destroying the sister country of Russia, allied country, Ukraine is the birthplace (origin) of the Russian people, allies of the USSR. Putin’s daughters Sergey Lavrov, Dmitri Medvedev, Igor konashenkov and Ramzan Kadyrov live in luxury, billions stolen from Russian idiots. you commemorate the death of POOR, SIMPLE AND MISERABLE Russians and Ukrainians. The real enemies of the Russians are the elite, you die for the goals of the rich. You are stupid, racist and cowards. THANKS!

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Christian J. Chuba

I wonder if this new task force will try to stop Israeli attacks on Iranian merchant ships? That would be consistent w/their stated charter but it will do the exact opposite.

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