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Yemen: Terror threat? U.S. ally? Nearly failed state? - thestar.com

Yemen: Terror threat? U.S. ally? Nearly failed state? - thestar.com: "And that, warns Barbara Bodine, the former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, could be dangerous.

'I think it would be a major mistake to turn this into a third front, if Iraq and Afghanistan are somehow front number one and number two,' said Bodine in an interview with the Star. 'If we try to deal with this as an American security problem and dealt with by American military, we risk exacerbating the problem.'

Bodine, who served as ambassador from 1997 until August 2001, and is now a lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, said while AQAP poses a serious threat, the U.S. must learn from mistakes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

'If we go in and make this our war ... it is suddenly going to become a war against us and we will lose it,' she said."

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