The September deliveries of three U.S.-purchased tactical transport aircraft to Yemen’s capital of Sanaa, 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 (YAF) take ownership of an al Qaeda fight that has become synonymous with American UAV technology. But as U.S. and Yemeni leaders were celebrating the latest additions to YAF’s budding counterterror fleet at ...


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