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Targeted Drone Strikes and the Growing Unrest in Yemen

By   /  January 1, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, International Law, International Security, News & Events, Remote Targeting, Use of Force  /  No Comments

By James Feeney Less than a month after the deadly terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States launched its first-ever deadly targeted drone strike and changed the way the United States conducted warfare in the future. Drone strikes dramatically increased since then and have been used in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, […]

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U.S. Government Reacts to Protest Movements

By   /  February 21, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on U.S. Government Reacts to Protest Movements

Following on the heels of the Egyptian democracy movement, protest movements in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen have become increasingly emboldened in their fury towards their longtime rulers. But the entrenched regimes in the three nations have struck back with increasing force and brutality. The Wall Street Journal reports that the daily, deadly violence between security […]

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Bombs Sent from Yemen Raise Question about Guantánamo Detainees

By   /  November 3, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

As far back as May 2009, President Obama and the CIA were trying to coordinate with the governments of Yemen and Saudi Arabia to plan the eventual release of Yemeni citizens detained in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.  At that time, 97 Yemenis, including 26 cleared for release, represented the largest group of the 240 detainees in […]

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Office of Naval Intelligence Warns of al-Qaeda Threat

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Office of Naval Intelligence recently released a special advisory to those operating “within the maritime domain” in order to promote safety and security against a potential terrorist attack likely led by al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack upon the USS Cole in 2000 which left 17 Navy personnel dead and another […]

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Yemen Cease-Fire Over Before it Begins

By   /  February 14, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Yemeni officials have accused rebels of trying to assassinate high-ranking officials on the same day the a cease-fire agreement was to go into effect. According to officials, Deputy Interior Minister General Mohammed Bin Abdullah al-Qawsi’s car came under intensive fire in an attempt “to assassinate him.” Houthi rebels were accused of carrying out the attack. […]

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