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James Carafano: Small boats, big worries

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The sewage barge and trash boats had finished their work. Refueling proceeded apace. Soon, the USS Cole's routine stop at the Port of Aden would be complete, and her crew back out on patrol. Then, without warning, the 8,000-plus ton missile destroyer lifted out of the sea. "Instantly I knew that we had been attacked," recalled the ship's commander, Kirk Lippold, in his book, "Front Burner: Al...

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