Senators to force vote to redefine U.S. role in Yemen

“One day this war’s gonna end” – Sergeant Kilgore




There are so many threads hanging out of the international sweater right now. Why do we have anything to do with Yemen? Do we not have enough on our hands? I remember when flying a couple of F-14s over Libya was a big deal. Now, the wars just go on and on.

(From NBC News)

A bipartisan group of senators are seeking to force a vote on a war powers resolution for Yemen as early as Tuesday in an attempt to reign in what they say are unchecked presidential powers and to extract the United States military from the bloody civil war that has become a worsening humanitarian crisis.

The effort is being led by an ideologically eclectic group, including Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and represents the latest attempt by members of Congress to reign in executive authority over the use of force.

The senators’ actions also comes just as Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman travels to the United States and will meet with President Donald Trump. The U.S. has been providing Saudi Arabia military support to fight in Yemen.

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