• "The U.S. failures have included a lack of focus on al-Qaeda's growing stature, insufficient funding to and cooperation with Yemen, and a misunderstanding of the Middle Eastern country's complex political terrain, Yemeni officials and analysts said. U.S. policies in the region, they said, often alienated top Yemeni officials and did little to address the root causes of militancy."--news story, Washington Post, Jan. 3
• "Even before the failed attack, [President Obama's] administration has been working aggressively with Yemeni authorities to deal with extremists there."--editorial, Washington Post, Jan. 3
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