U.S. Urged To Help Bolster Yemen's Borders
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The administration of President Barack Obama has been
urged to finance a U.S. effort to secure Yemen's borders.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace called on the
administration to focus U.S. security aid to Yemen on border control. In a
report, Carnegie said the United States must bolster training of Yemen's
Border Guard and Coast Guard.
"On security issues, strengthening border guard units so that the
central government can better secure its own national borders is a
first-order priority," the report, titled "Yemen: Avoiding a Downward
Spiral," said. "This must be done in coordination with other regional
neighbors including Saudi Arabia and Oman."