U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstikes
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to American officials.
The acceleration of the American campaign in recent weeks comes amid a violent conflict in Yemen that has left the government in Sana, a United States ally, struggling to cling to power. Yemeni troops that had been battling militants linked to Al Qaeda in the south have been pulled back to the capital, and American officials see the strikes as one of the few options to keep the militants from consolidating power.
I thought it was because being the great communicator he is, that we would have world peace by now.
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Strange. After reading through the article it seems the only think I missed was when he got congressional approval. Or is that a thing of the past? Does he need that anymore or does he just do as he pleases?
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Next question overall
He doesnt seem to understand that NO doesnt mean anything