Category Yemen

Why America’s Yemen Policy Is Failing

Video at the link. Excerpt: All this leaves the United States with few counterterrorism options in Yemen aside from the ability to conduct drone strikes. Yet the Yemen model was never supposed to be just about drone strikes, especially as the U.S. drone campaign in Yemen has not been intense enough to disrupt AQAP. The […]

Does Iran Really Control Yemen?

IRAN PULSE نبض ایران Houthi fighters stand on a truck as they secure a street where pro-Houthi protesters demonstrated to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Feb. 11, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah) Does Iran really control Yemen? Author: Shahir ShahidSalessPosted February 12, 2015 On […]

‘Maddening’ Obama State Department Ordered Marines To Surrender Weapons After Evacuating Yemen Embassy

‘Maddening’ Obama State Department ordered Marines to surrender weapons after evacuating Yemen embassy February 12, 2015 by Michael Dorstewitz 155 Comments U.S. State Department officials ordered Marines evacuating the embassy in Yemen to do something they are taught from Day One of basic training never to do under any circumstances: to surrender their weapons. CENTCOM, […]

U.S. Official: U.S. Was Surprised By Collapse Of Yemen Govt

These kind of situations are almost always more complex than how they are portrayed. Intelligence and others can warn when they see things diverging from what the Administration wants and desires; but, intelligence cannot adequately warn when decision-makers and policy makers are so wedded to a policy and outcome — that their views of what […]

CIA Scales Back Presence/Operations In Yemen – ‘Home Of al Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula, And Where One Of The Most Talented al Qaeda Terrorist Bomb-Makers

CIA Scales Back Presence And Operations In Yemen – ‘Home Of al Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula, And Where One Of The Most Talented al Qaeda Terrorist Bomb-Makers Greg Miller and Hugh Naylor, writing on the February 11, 2015 Washington Post website, note that “the closure of the U.S. Embassy in Sann’a Yemen, has […]

Marines Surrender Weapons Before Yemen Evacuation

Marines Surrender Weapons Before Yemen Evacuation Share on facebookhttp://www.military. com/daily-news/2015/02/11/ marines-surrender-weapons- before-yemen-evacuation.html U.S. Embassy Sana’a, Yemen Military.comFeb 11, 2015 | by Richard Sisk U.S. Embassy Marines in Yemen handed over their M-9 pistols and M-4 carbines before evacuating the chaotic country with diplomatic personnel, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The Marines also left behind several vehicles […]

U.S. Special Forces Stay In Yemen

U.S. Special Forces Stay In Yemen By Jamie Crawford, CNN National Security Producer Updated 1:22 PM ET, Wed February 11, 2015 Official: Rebels take U.S. Embassy vehicles, weapons 02:12 politics/yemen-us-special- forces-embassy/ Washington (CNN)United States Special Forces personnel will continue to operate in Yemen conducting training missions with Yemeni forces, as well as retaining the […]