From Fox News:
The Central Intelligence Agency plans to use armed drones to try to kill al Qaeda militants in Yemen, where months of antigovernment protests, an armed revolt and the attempted assassination of the president have left a power vacuum, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.
The covert program is the latest step to combat the growing threat from al Qaeda's outpost in Yemen, which has been the source of several attempted attacks on the U.S. and is home to an American-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, who the U.S. sees as a significant militant threat.
The CIA program will be a major expansion of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Yemen. Since December 2009, U.S. strikes in Yemen have been carried out by the U.S. military with intelligence support from CIA.
The U.S. military strikes have been conducted with the permission of the Yemeni government. The CIA operates under different legal restrictions, giving the administration a freer hand to carry out strikes even if Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, now receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, reverses his past approval of military strikes or cedes power to a government opposed to them.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/06/13/cia-prepares-to-launch-drone-strikes-in-yemen/#ixzz1PELOl0vE
So, now we have a war going on in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and now Yemen.
Well, one thing for sure, Obama is certainly not a peacenik. Is it legal? I'm not sure. Are going to see protests from anti-war liberals? Of course not.
I wonder which country is next?