What do you call it when you follow the same strategy for twelve years not only without success, but with negative results? What if time shows that that strategy actually helps the enemy you seek to defeat?
Sharif's children enjoyed their time in the prison garden. But they did not understand why Sharif could not leave with us. As we pulled away, I wondered: How many more families will we tear apart in Yemen in our misdirected zeal to keep ourselves safe?