By adopting two resolutions that oppose the Trump administration’s policies towards Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the Senate may have tipped the scales towards a change in policy.
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Wednesday’s vote was a major victory for opponents of the Yemen war. The reason has less to do with the legislation and more to do with the vote itself.
The United States has treated its Yemen policy as a subset of its Saudi policy. Now both policies are a mess.
Daniel Byman analyzes the benefits and costs of continued U.S. support for the Saudi and Emirati intervention in Yemen.
An end to their interventions would leave both of them, and Yemen, better off.
The war in Yemen currently threatening the port at Hodeidah is often dated to the Saudi intervention in March 2015, but the reality is more complicated.
The Senate has voted down a joint resolution that sought to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. But that doesn’t mean that the joint resolution didn’t serve its intended purpose.
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a joint resolution to compel the Trump administration to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. This deep dive explains how the resolution's procedural context within Congress should shape understanding of the proposal.
Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) released a joint resolution seeking to compel the removal of U.S. forces from hostilities in Yemen. The general counsel of the Defense Department addressed a preemptive critique of the resolution to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).