SANAAA – A winter 2013 Pentagon appeal to Congress to equip Yemen’s lagging air force with four "precision strike" aircraft signaled a bold stride toward meeting one of the core Yemeni objectives laid out in President Barack Obama’s June 2011 National Strategy for Counterterrorism. But even before Houthi rebels overthrew the government there, the U.S. had reversed its decision to provide its air force with weaponized aircraft. The precision strike capabilities ...

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