Yemen’s political transition is threatened by loyalists of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and other entrenched interests, who are resisting the new government’s attempts to restructure the security forces and enact legislative reforms. Saleh’s relatives retain command of security forces implicated in attacks on protesters during the 2011 uprising, and Yemen’s parliament granted the former president and his aides immunity from prosecution. A draft transitional justice law is stalled. State security forces and other armed groups deploy children. Nearly a half-million Yemenis are internally displaced. The US has rebuffed calls to detail its legal rationale for using drones in Yemen to target Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.