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By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Instead of stability, the U.S. focused on al-Qaida in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) as the threat, completely ignoring the socio-political fragility and lack of necessary institutions there. America is becoming more tactically proficient at becoming strategically deficient in the complex socio-political landscape of the Middle East.

By William Tucker The nation of Yemen has seen some rather significant political changes in 2012, but the most prominent is the resignation of long time strong man Ali Abdullah Saleh. Naturally, Saleh hasn’t completely been removed from the scene as he and his tribe still holds significant sway in Yemeni politics. That being said, Saleh’s resignation has largely overshadowed the continuous militant threat the nation faces.