Friday, December 25, 2009

Obama Doctrine Explained

"Still, the U.S. involvement in the strike in southeastern Yemen -- along with a similar strike in the country last week -- appears to reflect greater willingness by the Obama administration to use military force in confronting terrorists outside the traditional war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. Last week's strike was seen at the time as the most significant example of the new approach, according to a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the planning and execution of the attack. It was not clear whether U.S. firepower was employed in either attack. A U.S. official said the United States did provide intelligence and other support." (thanks Olivia)