State Dept. Briefing on Yemen

The U.K. is hosting a conference Wednesday on how to help Yemen. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is attending. (Here's a full list.) The State Department held a briefing today on Yemen. Here's the transcript.

Human Rights Watch has released this report on Yemen in advance of Wednesday's conference, with 7 recommendations for Yemen's allies. Center for American Progress has these recommendations. [More...]

Today's Yemen briefing was by Ambassador Daniel Benjamin of the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. What's that? It's not the same as the National Counterrorism Center (NCTC.) But check out this list of U.S. agencies fighting the war on terror. We sure have a lot of them.

The State Department also holds regular daily briefings on a lot of topics and puts the transcripts online. Today's is here, and covers a wide range of topics.

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    HRC's trip and the Brit terrorist alert (none / 0) (#1)
    by Cream City on Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 09:06:46 PM EST
    were tied together on some toob nooz today -- that the Brits elevated the terrorist alert to its highest level owing to bringing big targets to this meeting.