After Houthi attacks, senior US general in UAE to bolster defenses

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After Houthi attacks, senior US general in UAE to bolster defenses
US Marine General Frank McKenzie visits the UAE and discusses efforts to strengthen UAE defenses after the Iran-aligned Houthis' string of largely failed missile strikes.
By REUTERS
Published: FEBRUARY 6, 2022

US Marine General Frank McKenzie arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for talks on efforts to bolster the Gulf state's defenses after a series of missile attacks launched by Houthi fighters in Yemen. In recent weeks, the Iran-aligned Houthis have waged an unprecedented string of largely failed missiles strikes on UAE targets that have triggered Emirati and US air defenses and seen American troops briefly taking shelter.

The attacks have thrown a spotlight on so-far unsuccessful UN-led efforts to broker an end to the war in Yemen, which since 2015 has pitted the Houthis against a Saudi Arabian-led military coalition that includes the UAE.

McKenzie, who oversees US forces in the Middle East as head of Central Command, said he moved up his planned visit in response to the Houthi attacks, hoping to underscore the US commitment to the Gulf state's defense.

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