Ed Driscoll

BACK IN ACTION: Sgt. Stryker

BACK IN ACTION: Sgt. Stryker says that the USS Cole is back in action. Adding, “Somehow I doubt Osama’s gonna make a video about this,” he links to a story that says:

The USS Cole was poised to return to the open seas, a year and a half after losing 17 sailors in a terrorist attack in Yemen.
The vessel was to set sail Friday after 14 months of repairs with many new features, including 17 stars laid in the hallway floor – one for each of the sailors killed when an explosion tore a hole in the ship’s side.
The Cole returns to duty with 550 tons of new steel, improved security and a crew that includes about 40 sailors who survived the attack on the guided missile destroyer.