Skip to comments.Mullen Outlines U.S. Military Role in Yemen
Posted on 01/10/2010 7:09:23 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Yemen has posed a concern as a potential terrorist safe haven for some time, and the United States will continue to work with its government to prevent that from happening, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Naval War College here today.
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said the U.S. military has no plan to conduct combat operations in Yemen, nor does the Yemeni government want U.S. combat forces in the country.
Rather, he said, the U.S. military will help the Yemeni military with equipment and training. U.S. military officials have been concerned about the country long before the attempted bombing of an American passenger jet on Christmas propelled it into the news, the chairman added.
Its been a concern of mine for a long time now because of what it represents, which is the potential for a safe haven for al-Qaida, as does Somalia and as do, quite frankly, some other parts of the world that are ungoverned territories or ungoverned parts of certain countries, he said.
The American military has provided training to the Yemeni armed forces, including to helping train the Yemeni coast guard to combat piracy. Weve been focused on Yemen for a significant period of time, and well continue to support them and help them, the chairman said.
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Still no National Security Strategy from the CIC. It was due July, 2009.
“The House bin Laden Built”
Wasn’t Mike Mullen the guy that ignored the Chinese submarine that popped up in the middle of an American fleet?
Yeah, that’ll do a lot of good. Give Yemen more guns and training and money, so they can use it against us.
I’m happy to see you’re still on this!
I will stay on it until it is published.
Rumor says Feb. 8 months past due.
Is he going for a record?
His “fictionl” SOTU speech will be given before he submits the report, for crying out loud!!!!