April 1, 2018

Yemen border guards receive training from PNNL experts


Yemen Border Guards

Yemeni border guards are much better positioned to conduct vehicle check point operations, mounted and dismounted patrolling, tracking, and advanced search and seizure techniques, and other methods that improve overall security on Yemen's borders, thanks to the contributions of NSD staff. A total of 29 Republic of Yemen Government Border Guards completed a two-week training course on land border interdictions of illicit materials led by Rob Siefken and Jerry Anderson in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in March. Given the sensitivities and tensions within the region, the course held significant political and military interest and drew a large audience from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the U.S. and British Embassies in Riyadh. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the U.S. Department of State have asked for another iteration of the training as soon as possible, indicating, "we will see some asymmetric payoffs for years to come..."

Read more in a news release from Arab News.


About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory draws on its distinguishing strengths in chemistry, Earth sciences, biology and data science to advance scientific knowledge and address challenges in sustainable energy and national security. Founded in 1965, PNNL is operated by Battelle for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. DOE’s Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://energy.gov/science. For more information on PNNL, visit PNNL's News Center. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Published: April 1, 2018