Graffiti on one of the walls in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa. Screenshot from RT video
Defense News: Trump considers military push in Yemen war. US lawmakers push back
WASHINGTON — Amid reports President Trump is considering more American military help for the Saudi-led fight in Yemen, U.S. lawmakers are urging caution, if not an about-face.
Four U.S. senators have offered legislation to limit arms sales to Riyadh over its troubled Yemen campaign. Fifty-five members of the U.S. House called on Trump in a letter to end both U.S. refueling for Saudi coalition warplanes and logistical assistance for the Saudi-led bombings in Yemen — and they said Trump must seek congressional approve before he deepens U.S. military involvement.
The push-back comes amid several reports that Trump is considering assistance for an offensive on a key port held by rebels in Yemen, and that he is allowing arms sales that stalled under President Obama to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partner Bahrain. Late last month, America’s top commander for the Mideast, told Congress said “there are vital U.S. interests at stake” in the Yemen fight.
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WNU Editor: I can understand why the U.S. is focused on eliminating Al Qaeda in Yemen .... but to get involved in Saudi Arabia's disastrous war in Yemen against the Houthis makes utterly no sense to me. But where I am really disappointed is that only 55 representatives from Congress are demanding a say in this war .... and not the full House.
More News On U.S. Law Makers Demanding The Trump Administration To Limit Its Involvement In The Yemen War
Lawmakers tell Trump to get approval for military action in Yemen -- The Hill
55 Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand Trump Pump Brakes on Military Action in Yemen -- Common Dreams
Senators seek to limit arms sales to Saudis -- The Hill
US politicians grow sceptical of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen -- Middle East Eye
US ground operations stepped up inside Yemen -- CNN
US strikes Yemen more in a few weeks than it did all last year -- CNN
Trump Inches Toward A Bigger U.S. Role In Another Middle East War -- Akbar Shahid Ahmed, Huffington Post
Doubling Down on America's Misadventure in Yemen -- War on the Rocks
What's Really at Stake for America in Yemen's Conflict -- Andrew Exum, The Atlantic