U.S., Yemeni Troops Join Force

Several have been killed in secret attacks, including top regional al-Qaeda affiliates...


Is Yemen the next stop on US military's tour of the Middle East? Could be. US troops have joined with Yemeni forces and are carrying out secret operations, handing out dirt naps to enemy combatants in the region. From The Washington Post

The operations, approved by President Obama and begun six weeks ago, involve several dozen troops from the U.S. military's clandestine Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), whose main mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. The American advisers do not take part in raids in Yemen, but help plan missions, develop tactics and provide weapons and munitions. Highly sensitive intelligence is being shared with the Yemeni forces, including electronic and video surveillance, as well as three-dimensional terrain maps and detailed analysis of the al-Qaeda network.

Buzz Thought: How secret can these operations be if they're on the front page of the newspaper?

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