State Department's Counter-Terrorisom Coordinator Warns Senate in Hearing on Yemen: “Poor governance is a key element in radicalization”
|Ambassador-at-Large and Counterterrorism Coordinator Daniel Benjamin|
Caryn Freeman 4:35PM EST
Representatives from the State Department testifying on Capitol Hill today to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East Affairs stressed that development, governance and social issues are critical elements in limiting the expansion of AQAP, (al Qaeda Arab Peninsula) in Yemen. However, there is not a lot of support in Yemen to take on foreign development assistance.