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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ali Abdullah Saleh: Yemen's Conflicted Leader

SANA, Yemen -- The United States is quickly ramping up its aid to Yemen, which Washington sees as a revived new front against Al Qaeda. But one of the most delicate tasks will be managing the relationship with the president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has filled his government with numerous members of his family and who wants to ensure that his son Ahmed succeeds him, Yemeni officials, analysts and Western diplomats say.

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