January 19, 2015

PBS: Clashes raise fears of power vacuum in vulnerable Yemen

An excerpt from, "McCain slams Obama 'success story' in Yemen" The Hill, January 19, 2015:
"The government's fall could risk the United States's ability to continue its counterterrorism efforts against al Qaeda and the Arabian Peninsula, which is seen as al Qaeda's most dangerous affiliate. 
Obama touted Yemen in September as an example of a counterterrorism success story and a model for the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria."
Title: Clashes raise fears of power vacuum in vulnerable Yemen. Source: PBS NewsHour. Date Published: January 19, 2015. Description: 
In Yemen, Shia rebels known as Houthis battled with government forces at the presidential palace, and have also vowed to wipe out al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Abdulwahab Alkebsi of the Center for International Private Enterprise tells Judy Woodruff that while the Houthis seem to be allies in the fight against al-Qaida, their fight may also benefit the terrorist group.