Yemen's storm

The legitimate president is still in exile, and the Houthis haven’t gone home either. The remainder of the country is now ruled by Al Qaeda or ISIS.

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Cars line up for gas in Sana'a, Yemen on April 15.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 04/22/2015 11:42 pm EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 06/30/2015 8:13 pm EDT

Once upon a time big military operations were given obscure names so the enemy wouldn’t guess what the plan was. The German plan for the invasion of France in 1940 was called Fall Gelb (Case Yellow); the American counter-attack in the Korean War that recovered Seoul was Operation Chromite. But then the PR guys got their hands on it.

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