1. Foreign Policy

    Yemen Fed U.S. Bad Intel: Report

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, attends an interview with selected media in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh issued messages of hard-line defiance Wednesday even as intense battles raged in the heart of the capital for a third day, saying he will not step down or allow the country to become a "failed state."  (AP Photo/Mohammed Hamoud)

    Mohammed Hamoud / AP Photo

    Maybe the U.S. should reconsider allowing Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh here on a medical visa? According to The Wall Street Journal, some U.S. military leaders believe Yemen fed them bad intelligence last year in order to trick them into killing a local political leader who had fallen out with Saleh. The strike on May 25, 2010, killed six people, including Jabir Shabwani, the deputy governor of Yemen's central Mareb province. While the Yemeni government provided intelligence for the strike, it did not say that Shabwani would be present. “We think we got played,” says one official.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal