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Underwear Bomb Plot: The Yemen Connection

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Yemeni Counter Terrorism Unit (Photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo/Flickr)

The 'underwear bomb' plot is part of a bigger story about the growth of al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

Near East scholar Gregory Johnsen tells anchor Marco Werman that AQAP has grown fast since the first underwear bomb plot was foiled two and a half years ago.

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