Monday, February 27, 2012

A New Strategy To Combat Al Qaeda In Yemen

U.S. Teaming With New Yemen Government On Strategy To Combat Al Qaeda -- New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is embarking on an ambitious and potentially risky plan to help the new government in Yemen overhaul its military to combat the Qaeda franchise that has exploited the political turmoil there to seize control of large swaths of the country’s south.

The plan’s two-pronged strategy calls for the United States and Yemen to work together to kill or capture about two dozen of Al Qaeda’s most dangerous operatives, who are focused on attacking America and its interests.

At the same time, the administration will work with Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies to train and equip Yemeni security forces to counter the organization’s wider threat to destabilize the country and the government of its newly installed president, Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi.

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My Comment: In short .... a greater expansion of America's secret covert war against terror groups .... wherever they are located.

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