U.S.S. Cole will now be patrolling off the coast of Yemen, per Fox News today.
This new development comes days after a raid in Yemen supposedly took out a top official of al-Qaeda.
Check it out:
Breaking News: USS Cole moved to Gulf of Aden off Yemen days after Iran-backed Houthis rebels attacked Saudi ship pic.twitter.com/NzDk3xI3nu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 3, 2017
One anchor commented:
“This is hugely symbolic, and perhaps more than that now.”
The Cole’s patrolling in Yemen may be “part of a bigger package” as Trump announced sanctions on Iran this morning in response to a missile test out of Tehran earlier this week.