Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Yemen on Tuesday for a surprise visit to the country. She is the first U.S. secretary of State to visit the country since James Baker in the 1980s. Clinton will meet one-on-one with President Ali Abdullah Saleh, opposition leaders, and NGO organizers. She told reporters that it is important to go beyond military cooperation. "We need to try to broaden the dialogue," she said. Yemen is becoming an increasingly important country in the U.S. fight against al Qaeda. Non-military aid to Yemen has increased to $130 million from $17 million in 2008.
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