After spending nearly a half-billion dollars on training and equipping Yemeni counterterror forces since 2006, the U.S. has little to show for the investments. The move to build Yemen’s military capacity began in 2006, a policy seeded by the National Defense Authorization Act that year. The money—more than $400 million in all—has largely allowed for the purchase of transport and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)-equipped aircraft designed to adapt Yemeni ...

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