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The Attack on U.S.S. Cole
Transcript of The Attack on U.S.S. Cole
By: Brittany Kienholz
The U.S.S. Cole
the u.s.s. cole was refueling at the yemeni port of aden when the attack happened.
During the attack, 17 american sailors were killed and 39 others were injured, making this the deadliest attack against the united states naval vessel since 1987.
The explosion blasted near the ship's galley, making a 40-by-40 foot gash in the ship's port side, where the crew were lining up for lunch.
Former cia intelligence officer robert finke stated that around 700 pounds of explosives were used.
the u.s.s. cole was attacked on october
12th, 2000 at about 11:20 am.
It was a part of a suicide attack against
the Navy guided missile destroyer.
This was one of only four attacks from to al Qaeda prior to 9/11, according to a 2004 U.S. government report. Like 9/11, there are many unanswered questions about the Cole attack and, like 9/11, little or no justice has been done.