Report: U.S.-made missile defense in Saudi Arabia may have failed against incoming Houthi missile

Initial reports from Saudi Arabia in November claimed that its military, using a U.S.-made Patriot anti-missile system, intercepted an incoming ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebel forces in neighboring Yemen as it targeted the international airport in Riyadh. But subsequent analyses by a group of missile experts reveals that in fact, the Saudi system may [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.