Regions / Yemen
Yemenis take their government's war on al Qaeda with a grain of salt.
When it comes to fighting terrorists, Yemen's president Saleh, in concert with U.S. Special Forces, casts a wide net.
Only with a more credible Yemeni government can the West effectively counter al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula.
Much attention has recently been focused on the poverty-stricken country of Yemen.
The United States punished Yemen 20 years ago by cutting off aid. Today, the United States is punishing Yemen by sending aid.
The United States could be creating a failed state where there wasn't one before.
There has been increasing attention on Yemen as the possible next major focus in the U.S. campaign against terrorism.