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Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Commando Shipments | The New York Times
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Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Commando Shipments | The New York Times

An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public.

The former hostage, Scott Darden, was the Yemen country director for Transoceanic Development, a New Orleans-based logistics company that specializes in transporting cargo to the world’s most dangerous hot spots. It belongs to a small group of firms that provide humanitarian aid to famine-stricken women and children at the same time that they help set up safe houses and supply networks for the military’s secret kill-or-capture commando units.

Source: Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Commando Shipments – The New York Times