Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Yemen and the Bus Station Strategy

The bombing of the U.S. embassy in Yemen highlights the risks of the "bus station" strategy for dealing with militants.

It might be a good time to re-read Dan Byman's "Rogue Operators" that appeared in the July/August issue of TNI, particularly his comments about Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Migration of jihadis certainly played a role in today's events. From the BBC's coverage:

The current migration of Saudi jihadis to Yemen coincides with the emergence of a transnational structure calling itself al-Qaeda in the South of the Arabian Peninsula.

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