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Defense One Radio

Jan 18, 2018

More than 1,000 days of fighting have turned Yemen into one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Aid workers, journalists, and experts explain little-appreciated realities about the war, and how — just maybe — to help turn things around. Part One (2:20) Old lines and fallen empires Part Two (12:46) The Saudi intervention Part Three (29:34) A few ideas for saving what's left • Produced by Ben Watson. Movie clip: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” CBS Films (2011). Music: "Oud Taksim" and "Isha Prayer" by Glenn Sharp; "Silencer" by Igor Dvorkin/Duncan Pittock/Ellie Kidd; "Rise of Persia" and "Past Life" by Terry Devine-King; "War Effort" and "Tensile" by Paul Mottram; "Outmanned" by Bob Bradley/Matt Sanchez/Paul Clarvis — via Special thanks to Radhiyah Al-Mutawakkil, Elisabeth Kendall, Iona Craig, Aaron Stein and John Arterbury. Read more from our analysis of Yemen at