How do we measure success or failure in our counterterrorism operations?
We don’t know that U.S. drone strikes and other activities made Yemen more politically unstable or merely failed to save the contry. But in order to be able to claim that the Administration’s campaigns there have been successful, the Administration needs to be able to demonstrate to us that they at least understand the situation in Yemen.
Does this description from CNS News show us an Administration that knew what they were doing in the Middle East?
Saudi Arabia announced that a coalition of Sunni states had launched a military offensive targeting Houthi militia as well as al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists in Yemen, at the request of ousted President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
The White House said the U.S. was providing “logistical and intelligence support,” but not taking direct military action as part of the operation.
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