U.S. takes terror war to Yemen

The man charged with trying to blow up flight over Detroit claims al Qaeda leaders in Yemen trained and equipped him


The 23-year-old Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is charged with trying to blow up a transcontinental flight over Detroit, claimed al-Quaeda leaders in Yemen helped him with the plan. As U.S. officials corroborate his story, the New York Times looks at what the U.S. has already been doing to fight a growing terrorist hub working out of Yemen. The CIA has counterterrorism operatives there. And other U.S. forces are training Yemeni military counterparts.  The aid level is more than doubling, with over $70 million in spending earmarked for the Yemen effort over the next 18 months.

New York Times

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U.S. takes terror war to Yemen

  1. It was bad enough when the CIA covertly instigated civil wars and overthrew democratically-elected leaders. Now the US isn't bothering with covert anything, they just start a new war…. more profitable, see.

  2. The NYT must be wrong. Obama said, during his Nobel peace prize speech, that he is "the Commander-in-Chief of a nation in the midst of two wars", Iraq and Afghanistan. He did not mention a US war on terror and he did not talk about Yemen. Please check your sources.

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