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Al Qaeda in Yemen

This short article from CNN reports on Yemeni efforts to combat al Qaeda.  The United States really has done a good job of keeping al Qaeda cells from becoming operational in new places… imagine the frustration of playing whack-a-mole with al Qaeda if they were able to regroup regularly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Algeria, Indonesia, and Malaysia.  I’m not sure how directly connected the Yemeni version of al Qaeda is to the rest of that organization.  But it is encouraging that they are not going unnoticed in Yemen.

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2 Responses

  1. I wasn’t really conscious of Yemen’s link to Al-Qaeda until the aftermath of the failed Christmas plot to blow up a trans-atlantic jet. It seems like it’s one of the critical battlegrounds of the War on Terror yet one that is little understood or publicized. What’s interesting is that 75% of the population is under the age of 29, unemployment is between 35-40% and most people live on less than $2 a day – yet many western journalists have reported on the depths of antagonism toward Al-Qaeda and the presence of a very active network of social activists and progressive politicans.

  2. There are huge security concerns for the US in Yemen and Somalia. While Yemen has a government capable of combating extremists, they do need US help. A few weeks we agreed to provide Yemen with much needed Defensive Aid. My guess is that there are also CIA officers and US Special Forces on the ground in Yemen conducting black operations.

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