Jim Garamone at the DOD News offers the below piece:
"These strikes are intended to further disrupt and degrade the capabilities of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia to conduct their reckless and destabilizing attacks against U.S. and international vessels lawfully transiting the Red Sea," released by the Pentagon.
The Houthis continue to threaten vessels in the Red Sea.
Officials at U.S. Central Command noted that aircraft conducted a strike in
self-defense against a Houthi, anti-ship cruise missile that was prepared to
launch against ships in the Red Sea.