Seeking Perfect Security in Yemen
U.S. officials are reportedly divided over a proposed large new military aid package for Yemen. The aid would provide Yemen with $1.2 billion in military equipment and training over the next six years, a significant increase over what it gets now. U.S. Central Command proposed the package, and former CENTCOM chief General David Petraeus has been its most enthusiastic supporter. The proponents argue it is necessary to put out the fire represented by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen.