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The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications for US Counterterrorism Policy and Decision-making | Small Wars Journal
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The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications for US Counterterrorism Policy and Decision-making | Small Wars Journal

The United States has been involved in counterterrorism (CT) efforts in Yemen for years, but the special operations raid on an Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) compound on January 29 in Al-Bayda governorate indicates a significant shift in the US CT approach in the country. The raid demonstrates the serious risks associated with conducting such a mission with limited on-the-ground intelligence and cooperation with Yemeni forces. Members of the Trump administration continue to laud the raid as “absolutely a success” despite the loss of a Navy SEAL…

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