From VOA News (For those that donâ€™t know VOA, itâ€™s the Voice of America)
U.S. media report the Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret air base in the Middle East to use for armed drone attacks on terrorists in Yemen.
The building of the base comes at a time the U.S. government is increasingly worried about Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Â
The group has tried to carry out terrorist attacks on the United States and has taken control of large areas of Yemen during months of civil unrest and protests against Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Yemen's government has permitted some U.S. military operations in the country and is now allowing expanded strikes against al-Qaida targets. Â
U.S. officials say the construction of the CIA air base suggests President Barack Obama's administration views armed drones as a key weapon against terrorist targets.Â Drone strikes are frequently carried out in Pakistan, although the United States does not publicly acknowledge them.
( this is a secret, therefore don't tell anyone)