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. The Feb. 19 crash of a YAF fighter killed 10 people, including three women and two children, when the Soviet-made Sukhoi 22 plowed through six houses in a suburban neighborhood in ...

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