Iran smuggling increasingly powerful weapons into Yemen

Western intelligence has suspected Iran of funneling weapons for some time to Houthi rebels in Yemen, but now, U.S. Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan has confirmed that not only is Tehran smuggling weapons into the country, they are increasingly lethal and are both widening and prolonging the conflict. Included are longer-range, more accurate missiles that Iran-backed [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.