Saturday, December 29, 2012

U.S. Drone Strikes Escalate In Yemen

U.S. Drone Strikes In Yemen Increase -- McClatchy News

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.

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My Comment:
Blow-black is becoming a greater concern as these drone strikes continue .... unfortunately .... for the moment Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. is right when he is saying that drone strikes are the 'least horrible' choice in places like Yemen.

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