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In the News Again...the Threat From Yemen
October 28, 2010
VIEW: Not long after 9/11, FRONTLINE took a 10,000 mile journey searching for what became of Al Qaeda in the months after U.S.-led forces routed the jihadists from mountain hideouts in Afghanistan.
One of the places many of them escaped to was Yemen, their homeland. This clip from producer Martin Smith's 2002 film -- In Search of Al Qaeda -- vividly captures the landscape and psyche in which militancy flourishes in this, the poorest country in the Arab world.
Yemen's now a key testing ground for the U.S. in how to counter Al Qaeda's threat and, as The New York Times recently reported, "Aid to Fight Qaeda in Yemen Divides U.S. Officials."