Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pentagon Admits US Soldiers in Yemen

Not a surprise:

The US military said Friday it had deployed "a very small" number of forces to Yemen to offer intelligence support for the United Arab Emirate's efforts on the ground against al Qaeda's affiliate.
US Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the US military has stepped up air strikes against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters and an unspecified number of US personnel have been working from a "fixed location" with Yemeni and Arab coalition forces.

 The naval spokesman's briefing to reporters was the first public admission of US ground troops since the Pentagon withdrew about 100 special forces troops in Yemen last year after the country's government was driven into exile.

 US military officials say they are also dedicating airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets.... 

Yemen's conflict has killed more than 6,400 people and displaced 2.8 million since last March

 The US insists its primary goal is to fight against AQAP militants that have gained a foothold in the war-torn country

3 comments:

  1. For an interesting take on this "admission" try this story:

    http://journal-neo.org/2016/04/07/the-us-pulls-out-of-yemen-why-so-sudden/

    It's more believable than intel on the ground, which could have been attained by drone and relayed to UAE.

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    1. report days ago us was supplying the clusters hitting being deployed. Logistical support has been ramping into overdrive since last spring. The breaking story is ridiculous. The exfiltrations John Hamen via Oman the glaring tell.

      02MAY16 Saleh - no question bitter due to the assassination strike..
      http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160501/1038905261/saudi-regime-terror-groups.html
      https://theintercept.com/2015/12/15/mystery-confusion-surrounds-americans-detained-in-yemen/



      Which brings up the thorny issue of Nayef and the ongoing Dept crown prince and Jubeir led (?) regime change in Saudi. Or just an extension of Yemen? Recoil coming? Nayef just in France and Germany.

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