Houthi takeover in Yemen spells challenges for US war on terror

January 21, 2015 9:30 PM

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Analysis: The Houthis are opponents of Al-Qaeda and the US-backed government in Sanaa, so who will Washington support?

Houthi rebels who seized Yemen’s presidential palace in a show of force this week could throw a wrench into U.S. counter-terrorism efforts in the country — which have been cited by the Obama administration as a successful model for Washington’s policy against extremists elsewhere in the region.

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