The rafts have been pointed there for years, and now an escalation has been proposed. First thing, let us understand this country Yemen with War Nerds keen sense. (very well done) Yemen is unstable. It’s like Pakistan times two minus the nukes. The government is a non solid entity and is always under attack. Carnage is great.
Now, with the CIA being handed operational control, we may want to see how such things have been working in the not so distant past starting with the FOB Chapman attack.
Note the tension between the Armed Forces and the CIA. Would you not rather our vaunted Military handle such a feat? Operational control should go to operators, not analysts.
06/21/11 – Opino Juris takes on the question here…