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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:17 AM

U.S. drone strikes in Yemen increase

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/27/178476/us-drone-strikes-in-yemen-increase.html



Himyar al Qadhi stands next to a building pockmarked by damage from the drone strike that killed his brother Adnan, who was targeted for his alleged ties to AQAP.

U.S. drone strikes in Yemen increase
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012
By Adam Baron | McClatchy Newspapers



SANAA, Yemen — In the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden, Yemen – home to al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula – has come close to eclipsing Pakistan as a key focus of American counter-terrorism efforts.

In 2011, then-CIA director David Petraeus characterized the group as the “most dangerous node in the global jihad” and the American government’s action has appeared to echo the rhetoric. Notably, the number of American airstrikes in Yemen, largely carried out by unmanned drones, has surged over the past year, as much as tripling in frequency in comparison with 2011.

The airstrikes are just one element of a multifaceted engagement in Yemen. A small number of U.S. forces are stationed there to provide strategic assistance to the Yemeni military, while Washington has provided more than $300 million, split among military, humanitarian and development aid.

Even as the drone strikes have increased in frequency, they remain a center of debate, overshadowing most other facets of the American and Yemeni governments’ efforts against al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.


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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:26 AM

1. this

 

has got to stop

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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:58 AM

2. The USA is a failed state.

Terrorism cannot be defeated when it is embraced by the strongest nation on the planet. President Obama will go down as the worst of the worst of Nobel Peace Prize winners.

If the man had any shame at all he would mail it and the money back with interest and ask for forgiveness from the world.

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