AQAP regional leader killed?
“…without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations.”
Biggest win since OBL?
“Just as we feared in the chaos … Al Qaeda has had a resurgence.”
Passes to Yemen called on account of (terrorist) reign.
“A serious threat.”
Traveled to Yemen?
Success or mess?
Connected to “core” al-Qaeda?
“And this will remain in effect until further notice.”
“We must eliminate the cross.”
Two major plots at the same time?
Not exactly critical of authoritarian states
“The international community actually very much appreciated the blunt, honest approach…”
The “dumb deal” is happening after all