26 Jun '13, 7pm

Al-Qaida in Yemen adapts to evade U.S. (notice when I wrote this story)

Al-Qaida in Yemen adapts to evade U.S. (notice when I wrote this story)

WASHINGTON — On Christmas Eve in 2009, intelligence officials anxiously monitored dozens of al-Qaida members as they gathered for a meeting in southern Yemen. The U.S. and Yemen had stepped up airstrikes and raids the week before, and al-Qaida was regrouping under one roof to figure out how to retaliate. With the right timing and a little luck, the U.S. could kill the group's leadership in a single blow. The predawn missile strike killed scores of suspected terrorists but missed Naser Al-Wahishi, the country's top al-Qaida leader, as well as his deputy, Saeed Al-Shihri, and the radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. It was a close call, and its significance wasn't lost on the terrorists. Their e-mails had been compromised. Their cell phone conversations no longer were secure. This hadn't been a chief concern for the al-Qaida affiliate operating in a Third World country ...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20110416/NEWS/104160306/...

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