Casey Coombs

Casey Coombs
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Yemen Gains Aircraft To Aid Fight Against AQAP 

Deliveries of three Pentagon-procured fixed-wing tactical transport aircraft to Yemen's capital of Sanaa in September, coupled with announcements of a newly tendered squadron of light observation planes, marked the culmination of the Obama administration's push to help the Yemeni air force take ownership of an Al Qaeda fight that has become synonymous with American unmanned aerial vehicle technology.

U.S. Boosts Counterterror Ops In Yemen
Manned aircraft join UAVs in efforts to thwart Al Qaeda
Crashes Highlight Turmoil In Yemeni Air Force 
Recent high-profile Yemeni Air Force (YAF) crashes serve as a grim reminder to U.S. officials of how much work remains in preparing Yemen’s air force to pull its own weight in the ongoing battle against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is being carried out largely from the skies via UAV attacks.
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