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US DOD AQAP Stategy Marks Noticeable and Much Needed Shift

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US special operations forces have been taken off the leash and are hunting once again in the Middle East…


Recent US military objectives in Yemen targeting AQ’s Arabian affiliate mark a noticeable and significant shift in US defense strategy and overall policy in the region. One that is as reliant as ground operations as it is air assets, the DOD under General Mattis is following through on it’s mission to eradicate terrorism wherever it resides and utilizing America’s military in the way it was intended.

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. During his time with the CIA, Brandon served multiple tours in the Middle East, to include Iraq and Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Brandon consults with businesses and media on national security related issues with his consulting firm B4B Enterprises. Blackburn is also a consulting producer for Live PD on A&E. He can be followed on Twitter @Bran_Blackburn.

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