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Monday, April 2, 2012

In Yemen, Lines Blur As U.S. Steps Up Airstrikes


“As the pace quickens and the targets expand, however, the distinction may be blurring between operations targeting militants who want to attack Americans and those aimed at fighters seeking to overthrow the Yemeni government.

U.S. officials insist that they will not be drawn into a civil war and that they do not intend to put ground troops in Yemen other than trainers and small special operations units.” (Los Angeles Times)

They do not intend to fight another country’s civil war.  If that’s not reassuring, then the U.S. government’s track record when it comes to civil wars, at least certainly is.

FEE Timely Classic

Lawless Government” by Sheldon Richman