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War on Terror Visits Yemen

Dec 31, 2009
In response to the attempt to blow up a Northwest flight landing in Detroit on Christmas Day, the U.S. has announced it is planning retaliatory strikes in Yemen against al-Qaida members, though not necessarily those involved in the attack attempt.
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We Got Lucky on Christmas

Dec 29, 2009
The United States will soon have about 100,000 troops chasing shadows in Afghanistan, not long after an airliner was nearly blown up by a terrorism suspect who had no connection to that country. What's wrong with this picture?All the troops in Afghanistan couldn't stop a terrorist attack on Christmas Day, nor could our lackluster security efforts.

Lieberman Rattles His Saber at Yemen

Dec 29, 2009
Ever vigilant in his attention to potential terrorist attacks on the United States these days, Joe Lieberman hailed the "miracle on Christmas Day" aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 and warned that Yemen may be the site of "tomorrow's war." The senator made the comments on last weekend's "Fox News Sunday."

At Least 30 Killed in American-Aided Strike in Yemen

Dec 24, 2009
A meeting of alleged al-Qaida leaders was the target of an airstrike carried out by Yemeni forces with American support in a mountainous zone to the southeast of Yemen on Thursday. The Yemeni American cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi was possibly among the 30 or more people killed in the attack, according to The Washington Post.

Moving Day for Some at Guantanamo

Dec 20, 2009
While President Barack Obama will miss his goal of shutting down Guantanamo by January, the U.S. has returned 12 detainees from the notorious prison to their respective homelands. That leaves more than 100 detainees awaiting repatriation.

150,000 Yemenis Displaced in Conflict

Sep 25, 2009
An escalating conflict between Shiite rebels and Sunni government forces has displaced at least 150,000 people in the northern part of Yemen. Aid agencies are struggling to absorb the stream of civilians as a lack of supplies and internal politics exacerbate the problem.