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AP source: CIA drone base set for Persian Gulf region

AP source: CIA drone base set for Persian Gulf region --W.House already increased numbers of CIA officers in Yemen 14 Jun 2011 The United States is building a secret CIA air base in the Persian Gulf region to target [alleged] terrorists in Yemen, The Associated Press has learned. The anti-al-Qaida effort in Yemen is being run by the Joint Special Operations Command, the top U.S. military counterterrorism outfit, and the CIA provides intelligence support. JSOC forces have been allowed by the Yemeni government to conduct limited strikes there since 2009 and have recently allowed expanded strikes by U.S. armed drones and even war planes against [alleged] al-Qaida targets.