CIA Sees Increased Threat from al-Qaeda in Yemen

CIA analysts see an al-Qaeda offshoot in Yemen rather than the core group itself, now based in Pakistan, as the most urgent threat to U.S. security according to a report in the Washington Post.

The article states that as a result of the report, senior Obama administration officials are calling for an escalation of U.S. operations in Yemen – including a proposal to add armed CIA drones to a clandestine campaign of U.S. military strikes,

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