Middle East Turmoil Jars U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts

(Washington Post) Greg Miller - In a span of weeks, popular uprisings in the Islamic world have upended counterterrorism relationships that the U.S. spent much of the past decade trying to build. The popular revolts have led to the ouster of a stalwart counterterrorism ally in Egypt, and threatened an autocrat who has allowed the U.S. to use drones and special operations troops to hunt al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen. Seemingly stable monarchies such as those in Saudi Arabia and Jordan are being forced to sharpen the focus of their intelligence and security services on internal unrest.

2011-03-09 00:00:00

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