Friday, October 12, 2012
The USS Cole Attack, 12 Years Later
Michael Warren at the Weekly Standard offers a piece on the anniversary of the al Qaeda terrorist attack on the USS Cole.
Twelve years ago today, on October 12, 2000, al Qaeda terrorists on a suicide mission drove a small boat filled with explosives into the hull of the USS Cole while the Navy destroyer was docked at the port of Aden in Yemen. The attack killed 17 American sailors and wounded 39 others. The attack came nearly a year before al Qaeda would murder nearly 3,000 Americans in the attacks on September 11, 2001.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine interview with Kirk S. Lippold, the former commanding officer of the Cole, who wrote a book about the attack and his cool and courageous crew who saved lives and the ship after the attack, via the below links: