The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia
by Gregory D. Johnsen
Norton, 352 pp., $27.95
High-Value Target: Countering Al Qaeda in Yemen
by Edmund J. Hull
Potomac, 162 pp., $27.50
Yemen is an ancient country on the southern heel of the Arabian peninsula, the crucible of many of the peoples and customs we now think of as Arab. But to most Westerners, it is little more than a code word for bizarre terror plots.