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Yemen is dangerous, but America must tread softly

By Stefan Simanowitz  

America's unweildy scalpel is already causing damage

Two passengers on a flight from Chicago were arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Sunday. Customs officials had allegedly found knives, boxcutters—the chosen weapon of the 9/11 hijackers—and a mobile phone taped to a medicine bottle in their luggage. Both were US citizens of Yemeni origin, and the itinerary on their tickets ended in the country itself.

There is no proof that the pair were, as some have speculated, on a…

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