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dc.contributor.advisorHafez, Mohammed M.
dc.contributor.authorDetzi, Daniel W.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:54Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:54Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5007
dc.description.abstractThe dubious merger between the al Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Saudi Arabia in January 2009 quickly raised a red flag among U.S. policy makers in Washington. The newly formed transnational terror group known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) spurred President Barack Obama to initiate a thorough review and reinvention of U.S. policy towards Yemen. In response to the President's initiative the National Security Council (NSC) developed a "two pronged strategy" which sought to strengthen Yemen's security apparatus, and improve its governance. The strategy is consistent with the administration's overall perception of the vulnerabilities inherent in a "weak state," yet an investigation into the elements which define Yemen's sociopolitical landscape, as well as an analysis of AQA's strategy, reveal that the U.S. strategy toward Yemen embraces inaccurate assumptions. This study finds that the rapid buildup of Yemen's security apparatus prior to the implementation of government reforms, has perpetuated the authoritarian rule within the country, further entrenching AQAP within the marginalized southern population.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/denyingalqaedsaf109455007
dc.format.extentxviii, 97 p. : 2 col. maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDecision makingen_US
dc.titleDenying Al Qaeda safe haven in a weak state an analysis of U.S. strategy in Yemenen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRussell, James A.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc698376104
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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