Houthis show no sign of ending ‘reckless’ Red Sea attacks as trade traffic picks up, commander says

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, who heads the Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, speaks at an event Feb. 21, 2023, at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands — Yemen’s Houthi rebels show no signs of ending their “reckless” attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea, the top commander of U.S. naval forces in the Middle East said Saturday, even as more nations join the international maritime mission to protect vessels in the vital waterway and trade traffic begins to pick up.