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From SEALs to All-Out War: Why Rushing Into Yemen Is a Dangerous Idea | Foreign Policy

From SEALs to All-Out War: Why Rushing Into Yemen Is a Dangerous Idea | Foreign Policy

The first foreign-policy crisis of the Trump administration may well involve a country most Americans could not find on a map. Already, the new president has signaled his intention to increase military involvement in Yemen, putting Iran “on notice” and warning that it was “playing with fire,” following a Iranian ballistic-missile launch and an attack on a Saudi vessel just off the Yemeni coast by Shiite Houthi rebels. Days earlier, President Donald Trump green-lighted a risky special operations raid against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) that led to the death of a U.S. Navy SEAL and numerous Yemeni civilians.

Source: From SEALs to All-Out War: Why Rushing Into Yemen Is a Dangerous Idea | Foreign Policy