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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:12 AM
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White House weighs response to mail bomb plot
Source: AP

WASHINGTON -- A team of U.S. investigators is headed to Yemen to help search for suspects in the mail bomb plot.
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While the close calls with the package bombs expose another weakness in international security that could endanger the U.S., the incident also presents an opportunity for the White House to persuade Yemen to widen its war on terror by allowing the Americans a more active role.

Yemen's government has worked closely with U.S. counterterrorist advisers from military special operations units, and Yemen's president acknowledged Saturday that his government is working with the CIA, according to a translation of his remarks by Yemen's embassy in Washington.


But Saleh has been reluctant to allow expanded use of armed drones or regular raids by U.S. special operations units on Yemeni soil, for fear of being accused of being labeled an American stooge, by the militants or his own people.

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The Obama administration launched a clandestine war against Yemen's al-Qaida branch just months after President Barack Obama took office, and stepped up the tempo in the aftermath of the Christmas attack and AQAP's growing role in other plots against the U.S. That war has been waged mostly in secret, at the demand of Saleh's government.




Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:56 AM
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1. Hurray! More 'wars'
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Sancho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:14 AM
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2. Can we send the Tea Party Army to Yemen?
It would give them something to shoot at with all those guns...
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