On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was refueling in Aden, Yemen, when two people steered a small boat loaded with explosives alongside the ship and stood at attention as the small craft blew up. The explosion, which tore a large hole in the port side of the ship's hull, killed seventeen sailors and wounded thirty-five.

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Attack On The USS Cole (DDG-67)
Narrative, photos, copies of news releases, and links to crew profiles and memorials.
DoD USS Cole Commission Report
Findings and recommendations. (January 09, 2001)
TIME.com: Attack on U.S. Ship Signals New Wave of Terror
Arab rage over the violence in Palestinian territories is directed at both Israel and the U.S. Tony Karon concludes, "Israeli leaders have already warned their people to brace for a new wave of terrorist attacks. Washington will probably have to do the same." (October 12, 2000)

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