Accession Number : ADA543700


Title :   Al Qaida and Yemen- Is Our Current Policy Good Enough?


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP


Personal Author(s) : Richardson, Darren L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a543700.pdf


Report Date : 23 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : The internal challenges faced by the Government of Yemen clearly limit their capabilities to locate, disrupt, and destroy Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on their own. The United States, with the support of the United Kingdom and the neighboring Arab nations, must act now to eliminate and marginalize Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and capture or kill the Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's leadership within the borders of Yemen. Once this is difficult task is accomplished then the economic, governance, and military cooperation and assistance programs can really become the long range strategic focus. The United States should view Yemen as a strategic and lasting economic partner whose valued friendship is based on the idea of economic prosperity, good governance, military cooperation, safety, and security for all of its citizens.


Descriptors :   *YEMEN , *ONLINE SYSTEMS , *TERRORISM , MIDDLE EAST , MILITARY DOCTRINE , CYBERTERRORISM , ARABIA , ARABS , MILITARY STRATEGY , TERRORISTS , MILITARY RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE