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U.S. Review Targets for Yemen Strike

In the aftermath of the botched al Qaeda-linked Christmas Day bombing over Detroit, the U.S. and Yemen are now searching for targets for a potential retaliatory strike. Unnamed officials said that target options are being prepared in case President Obama orders a strike, and that the government is trying to figure out whether targets in Yemen can be linked to the execution and planning of the Christmas Day attack. Reportedly, U.S. intelligence agencies and Special Ops have teamed with their Yemeni counterparts in a classified agreement under which both countries will search for potential al Qaeda targets, and the U.S. will fly cruise missiles, fighter jets, or unmanned drones against targets in Yemen with the government's consent. The U.S.'s public silence on the agreement is apparently part of the deal.