Gregory Johnsen is an expert on Yemen. Yemen — the poor neighbor of Saudi Arabia — is an often overlooked front in the war on terror but it poses a unique opportunity to experiment with different strategies and approaches. Yemen has been where recent terrorist efforts aimed at the US have originated from, e.g. the Nigerian “underwear bomber” and where the American-born radical cleric now targeted for assassination by the US, Anwar Al-Awlaki, is believed to be hiding.
Original Air Date: 9/1/09