U.s. To Double Security Assistance To Yemen

U.S. to double security assistance to Yemen

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military commander said on Friday the United States will more than double its nearly $70 million security assistance program for Yemen, where a crackdown is underway on al Qaeda militants believed to be behind a failed plot to blow up a U.S. airliner.

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