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US wades deeper into counterterrorism fight in Yemen and East Africa

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Carlo Munoz
The Hill
May 28, 2012

A congressionally approved $75 million cash influx for American-led counterterrorism operations in Yemen and East Africa is the latest sign of a quietly escalating war against terrorist factions in the region.

The money was part of the $631 billion defense budget bill approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

Those funds will finance DOD efforts to support ongoing counterterrorism offensives against al Qaeda’s terror cells in Yemen and East Africa, according to the legislation.

The Yemen cell, known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is known as one of the most active and dangerous al Qaeda factions operating today.

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