April 1, 2015
Khoury: Military Cooperation Is Key to Broader US Role in Yemen
The Yemeni state has failed. A protracted war between the Gulf Cooperation Council and their allies against the Houthis will only exacerbate the chaos and the opportunity for extremists like Al Qaeda and ISIS to gain strength and build viable bases along the southern shores of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen, under such a scenario, will become a worse threat to U.S. and international interests than Afghanistan ever was.
On the other hand, if the Saudi-led military action fails, the Houthis will give Iran a foothold dangerously close to the mouth of the Red Sea.