US Eyes Long-term Aid as Security Solution

    There is no one-size-fits-all approach in managing security threats and promoting long-term development in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, U.S. security analysts have warned.

    As the U.S. is expected to shift from short-term crisis management to long-term recovery in Afghanistan and Yemen, the Obama administration needs to establish that its policies will indeed address the growing security concerns, according to Reuters.

    "The rise of Yemen illustrates the difficulty the United States is facing in dealing with the network phenomenon of global jihadi terrorists," said Stewart Patrick, a senior security fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.