Editorial, The Washington Post | May 9, 2012
The CIA has recovered a more sophisticated version of the underwear bomb that was meant to be used to destroy a US-bound airline. ++ Officials say that the bomb originated with al-Qaeda's organization in Yemen, the AQAP. ++ The Obama administration is correct in carrying out drone strikes in Yemen, despite the critics' claims that drone strikes are "extra-judicial executions" and thus unlawful. ++ The recent bomb plots should be a reminder that AQAP is still an armed group attempting to wage war against the United States.