Obama defends US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen

President Barack Obama on Sunday defended his administration’s drone-based counterterrorism strategy against al Qaeda militants in Yemen, saying the alternative would be to deploy US troops, which was not sustainable. “It is not neat and it is not simple, but it is the best option that we have,” Obama told reporters at a news conference in New Delhi.

Obama said the United States has not suspended its counterterrorism operations.

“We continue to go after high-value targets inside of Yemen and we will continue to maintain the pressure which we require to keep the American people safe,” he said.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4619045,00.html

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