Dissing the fearful boring asset defeatists who wouldn't know a good time if it sat on their face, Great Satan should use Uncle Tony's 'Intervention Invite' Check List:
- Are we sure of our case?
- Have we exhausted all diplomatic options?
- Are there military operations we can sensibly and prudently undertake?
- Are we prepared for the long term?
- Do we have national interests involved?
Actually - Yemen is a wonderful op for combined ops using every tool in the shed - Drones Gone Wild, COIN, hunter killer teams, mercenaries ala You know what Water.
Open intervention - clippage constantly rotating on al Jazeera - and/or sending out crazy signals could reap a bonanza of dividends.
Instead of the tired old refrain that Great Satan and NATO will be leaving just over the horizon - make a big deal of eternal Yementervention.
Great Satan is never gonna leave - as long as aQAP exists and even then - not til Yemen has a lit rate at least as high as Palestine (the most literate Arabs ever on the face of the earth), a nonstop mall of strip clubs, gay bars, abortion clinics, churches, bookstores, hospitals, schools and every girl has the chance to become an attorney, doctor, stripper or teacher and a constitutional functional democracy - fully crunk and off the hook with fun and free choice.
"...Retreat heck - we just got here!" A great catitude for giving the old stymie maximus to the proxilicious warfare betwixt Wahabi Arabia and Mullahopolis and more
"...Also, we have now dodged two bullets from Yemen, but that does not mean we do not have the time to slow the bleep down and first gather a little situational awareness before screaming for policy makers to DO SOMETHING.
Great Satan should do it to it - Terrorist ratlines could be revealed by creating a giant sucker trap for easily inflamed minions and ardent supporters alike. Heavy on spies, satellites, drones gone wild, Special Forces, Delta Forces, Navy Seals and Teufel Hunden Recon sweetly dropping in unannounced for righteous kills, snatching up fresh HUMINT for thorough, leisured enhanced interrogation along with a constant pr barrage of "Dang! Well, we done tried everything else, laws yes."
Yemen makes a great spot for jumping off into Sudan and S'Molia too
Pic - "There is no alternative to military action"