Lloyd Austin supervised the American strikes against the Houthis from his hospital bed

Lloyd Austin supervised the American strikes against the Houthis from his hospital bed

Alberto Pizzoli/AFP US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin supervised the US-British strikes in Yemen “from his hospital bed” on the night of Thursday, January 11, to Friday, January 12.

Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin supervised the US-British strikes in Yemen “from his hospital bed” on the night of Thursday, January 11, to Friday, January 12.

International – Strange command post. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin oversaw the US-British strikes in Yemen “From his hospital bed”, confirmed to the White House on Friday, January 12. The secret treatment of the Pentagon chief suffering from prostate cancer has sparked controversy in the United States.

It was Lloyd Austin “I participated all day yesterday (Thursday) in preparations for these strikes that were launched against the Houthi rebels in Yemen early on Friday.”This was announced by John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council, on MSNBC.

Climbing in the Red Sea

“He was fully involved, including from his hospital bed.”John Kirby confirmed, noting the full coordination between the Minister, “The National Security Council team at the White House and of course the Commander in Chief, President Biden.”.

“The President has made it clear that Lloyd Austin is and will continue to be his Secretary of Defense.” And he benefits from “All his confidence”The spokesman added. Lloyd Austin (70 years old), who learned in early December that he was suffering from prostate cancer, had in fact hidden his health problems from Joe Biden.

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Despite the controversy, the head of the Pentagon maintained his duties and led the American bombing operations, during the night from Thursday to Friday, against the Houthis in Yemen. These Iranian-backed rebels have been carrying out attacks against maritime traffic in the Red Sea for weeks, in support of Gaza.

in “Revenge” On Friday evening, the Houthis fired an anti-ship missile against American and British strikes. Then Joe Biden responded with firm words, promising him this “You will respond” if He added, “The Houthis continue their unacceptable behavior.”

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