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Monday, 20 June 2011

Democracy Now: CIA Building Secret Mideast Base to Launch Drone Attacks in Yemen

Democracy Now: 
Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen and  
now a graduate student in Near Eastern studies at Princeton University  
about reports of a secret air base being built by the CIA in the  
Middle East to serve as a launching pad for armed drones to strike  
Yemen. The Wall Street Journal reports that the CIA, in coordination  
with Saudi Arabia, has been ramping up its intelligence gathering  
efforts in Yemen in recent months to support a sustained drone campaign.

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