Thursday, September 9, 2010

Yemen: Fighting the al-Qaida Network with a Small Special Forces Footprint

The United States has slowly built up its Special Operations presence in Yemen - with about 50 operators in the country training elite Yemen counter-terrorist units.  The enemy is an insurgent force linked to al-Qaida who seem to be growing stronger as time goes on.  This group is also showing indications of attempting to target U.S. and other Western interests.  Read more about the Special Forces training effort in Yemen - see a news article on this topic in "US terror training in Yemen reflects wider program", Google AP Hosted News, September 8, 2010.

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