Al Qaeda is Decimated, but You Better Leave Yemen Just in Case

by Greg Pollowitz

The State Department on Tuesday ordered the departure of American citizens from Yemen and pulled out all “nonemergency” staff from the embassy in San’a, citing the continuing terrorism threat posed by al Qaeda and its affiliates to U.S. interests.

The State Department’s announcement followed its decision on Sunday to close most U.S. embassies in the Middle East for the week ending August 10, citing the al Qaeda threat. . .