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Administration Mulls Possible Use Of U.S. Military Planes In Yemen

June 21 2012


The United States government is weighing a proposal to dispatch military cargo aircraft to Yemen to help in that government's fight against Islamic militants, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The use of American transports is crucial to the effort against Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in southern Yemen, several senior U.S. military commanders in the Middle East have argued.

The plan calls for planes to transport Yemeni troops and gear to the front lines. "This wasn't...

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