Reuters: To stop bloodshed in Yemen, Obama must cut back Saudi support
In the early hours of Oct. 13, the American military carried out its first direct action against Houthi targets in Yemen, firing cruise missiles that destroyed three coastal radar sites. The strike was retaliation for two failed missile attacks on a U.S. Navy destroyer days earlier.
The Houthis presumably targeted the United States because of its support for Saudi Arabia, which has been bombing Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen since March 2015.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 13, 2016
Why the US confronted Iranian-backed militants in Yemen, and the risks that lie ahead -- Alex Lockie, Business Insider
The Obama Administration Needs to Stop Fueling the War in Yemen -- Daniel R. DePetris, National Interest
Does a missile strike in Yemen put the US on a slippery slope? -- David Iaconangelo, CSM
Who Are Yemen's Houthis and What Do They Want? -- Alastair Jamieson, NBC
How to beat Islamic State in Iraq -- Josh Cohen, Reuters
Life under ISIS: Iraqis choke as sabotaged oil wells blaze -- Ben Wedeman and Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN
Islamic State Has Good Reasons to Retreat in Iraq -- Noah Feldman, Bloomberg
What will happen next after the death of Thailand's king? -- Oliver Holmes, The Guardian
With brutal drug campaign as model, Duterte turns eye to Islamist rebels -- Ralph Jemmomgs, CSM
Ethiopia Opens a Pandora's Box of Ethnic Tensions -- Aleksandra W. Gadzala, National Interest
Belarus’ Lukashenko Gestures Toward Openness in a Bid to Impress the West -- David Klion, WPR
Scotland is trapped in a zombie union -- Peter Geoghegan, Al Jazeera
Why Putin may be meddling in US election -- Peter Grier, CSM
Argentina's Macri Faces an Ugly Economic Dilemma -- Mac Margolis, Bloomberg
Donald Trump, Global Arsonist -- John Feffer, Real Clear World/Tom Dispatch
It's Hillary, Obama who have boosted Putin's fortunes, not Trump -- Liz Peek, FOX News
In new UN chief, redefining what's needed to be world's 'top diplomat' -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM