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June 9th, 2011
11:41 AM ET

Is the U.S. conducting a covert war in Yemen?

This morning, we're hearing more about the United States' ramp up of air strikes against al Qaeda targets in Yemen. According to The New York Times, the Obama administration is waging a covert war on militant targets, using fighter jets and armed drones. The goal? To stop al Qaeda from rising to power.

On AM this morning, CNN's Barbara Starr and Peter Bergen discuss why these operations are vital to defeating the AQAP – Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Filed under: Al Qaeda • AQAP • Terrorism