Senate Votes to Limit War Powers in Yemen, Angered by Saudi Killing of Journalist

The Senate voted resoundingly on Thursday to withdraw American military
assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, issuing the latest in a
series of stinging bipartisan rebukes of President Trump for his defense
of the kingdom amid outrage in both parties over Riyadh’s role in the
killing of a dissident journalist.

Your Tax Dollars Help Starve Children

Some 85,000 children may have already died here in Yemen, and 12 million more people may be on the brink of starvation,
casualties in part of the three-year-old American-backed Saudi war in
Yemen. United Nations officials and aid experts warn that this could
become the worst famine the world has seen in a generation.

Arms Sales to Saudis Leave American Fingerprints on Yemen’s Carnage

When a Saudi F-15 warplane takes off
from King Khalid air base in southern Saudi Arabia for a bombing run
over Yemen, it is not just the plane and the bombs that are American. American
mechanics service the jet and carry out repairs on the ground. American
technicians upgrade the targeting software and other classified
technology, which Saudis are not allowed to touch. The pilot has likely
been trained by the United States Air Force.

Saudi Arabia, UAE gave US arms to al-Qaeda-linked groups

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partner in Yemen,
the United Arab Emirates (UAE) transferred US-made weapons to
al-Qaeda-linked groups and a Salafi militia whose commander who once
"served with" the Yemeni branch of ISIL, a CNN investigation has found.

Trump Vetoes Measure to Force End to U.S. Involvement in Yemen War

President Trump vetoed a bipartisan resolution on Tuesday that would
have forced an end to American military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s
civil war in Yemen, rejecting an appeal by lawmakers to his own deeply
rooted instincts to withdraw the United States from bloody foreign

Secret Report Reveals Saudi Incompetence and Widespread Use of U.S. Weapons in Yemen

Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia could turn to Russia or China for arms, but the French intelligence report emphasizes its dependence on the West. But a highly classified document produced by the French Directorate of
Military Intelligence shows that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab
Emirates are overwhelmingly dependent on Western-produced weapon systems
to wage their devastating war in Yemen. Many of the systems listed are
only compatible with munitions, spare parts, and communications systems
produced in NATO countries, meaning that the Saudis and UAE would have
to replace large portions of their arsenals to continue with Russian or
Chinese weapons.

The Most Powerful Arab Ruler Isn’t M.B.S. It’s M.B.Z.

Prince Mohammed bin Zayed grew the U.A.E.’s power by following America’s lead. He now has an increasingly bellicose agenda of his own. At times, the prince has contradicted American policy and destabilized
neighbors. Rights groups have criticized him for jailing dissidents at
home, for his role in creating a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and for backing the Saudi prince whose agents killed the dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi.