2/6/18 Tom Cooper on the war in Yemen from above

Author and illustrator Tom Cooper joins Scott to discuss his article for War is Boring, “A New State is Emerging in Yemen.” Cooper outlines how North and South Yemen were united under Ali Abdullah Saleh, the surprising nuances in the political alliances within Yemen, and the similarities and differences between the situation in Yemen and Syria. Cooper also details the many varied fighting forces in Yemen and the general consensus among them all against Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Tom Cooper is a writer and illustrator who has authored more than 30 books modern military and aviation, including his latest: “Hot Skies Over Yemen.” He writes regularly at War is Boring.

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