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Murrett Quoted in Military Times Article on What the Navy Is Learning From Its Fight in the Red Sea

January 25, 2024

Military Times

Robert B. Murrett

Robert B. Murrett


Since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas, and Israel’s subsequent operations to clear the militant group from the Gaza Strip, Iran-backed Houthi rebels have struck at commercial vessels transiting the Red Sea, and sometimes at Navy warships themselves.

Naval warships have been at the spear’s tip for intercepting these attacks, shooting down scores of Houthi air attack drones in the process. The surface fleet finds itself steaming through uncharted waters in the Red Sea, when it comes to the types of munitions they are intercepting and the sustained nature of the threat.

“This is a mix we haven’t seen before, and it does represent a new wrinkle,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

Read more in the Military Times article, “What the Navy is learning from its fight in the Red Sea.”


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