12 Dec 2018

Paul Ryan’s One Parliamentary Trick To Block Congress From Challenging Saudi Arabia’s War In Yemen

As the United States Senate was about to advance a war powers resolution against the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives sabotaged any further votes against the war in the House. Representative Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders in the House took the

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28 Nov 2018

Why U.S. Senate Vote To Advance Resolution To End Military Involvement In Saudi War In Yemen Is Remarkable

The United States Senate took a significant step in withdrawing U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen and advanced debate on a war powers resolution by a vote of 63-37. The vote discharged the resolution on withdrawing U.S. military support from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. Photo by Secretary of Defense on Flickr.
18 Jun 2018

Group Of U.S. Elected Officials Renews Efforts To Challenge Pentagon As War Intensifies In Yemen

While a U.S.-backed Saudi coalition bombs a critical port in Yemen, senators demand the Pentagon end secrecy around the scope of involvement by U.S. forces.

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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis greets Saudi Army Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Banyan, Chief of the Joint Staff, at King Salman Air Base, Saudi Arabia, April 18, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)
20 Mar 2018

With Help Of Ten Senate Democrats, Pentagon Can Still Make War In Yemen

The U.S. Senate killed a resolution introduced by Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee to withdraw U.S. military support for the Saudi war in Yemen.

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08 Jun 2017

Stories You May Have Missed As Comey Hearing Dominated US News

A much-anticipated Senate intelligence committee hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey dominated United States media over the past day and a half. Not only did every other media outlet publish coverage of the hearing, but several even covered how the media covered the Comey hearing. For example, the Washington

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10 Mar 2017

Despite Campaign Promises, Trump Wades Further Into Middle East

During the campaign, Trump slammed “dumb wars” like Iraq that cost lives and money and achieved “nothing.” But he’s escalating them now that he’s in office.

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By Ibrahem Qasim - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40135968
08 Feb 2017

Botched Raid Frays US-Yemen Relations As Slaughter In North Continues

Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run ground missions against alleged terrorist groups in the country.

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MV-22 Osprey aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer. (U.S. Navy/Seaman Veronica Mammina)
30 Jan 2017

Safe Zones? Trump Executive Orders; US Special Forces Raid in Yemen.

President Donald Trump’s new executive orders result in protests and questions about safe zones. A SEAL Team 6 raid in Yemen leaves many civilians dead and a crashed MV-22 Osprey. And more in our global war news roundup…   SOCOM Yemen: SEAL Team 6 Raid on AQAP Headquarters in Central

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10 Jan 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 4: The Destruction Of Yemen Feat. Ben Norton

On this episode of Around The Empire, Dan and Joanne interview journalist Benjamin Norton on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ben has been closely monitoring the situation in Yemen for years writing previously in Salon and now for Alternet’s Grayzone Project. The discussion focuses on the overall dynamics of

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Unexploded Cluster Bomb. Photo by airborneshodan on Flickr.
15 Dec 2016

Obama Stops Arms Shipment To Saudis As War Crimes Charges Loom

President Barack Obama blocked a sale of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing concerns about Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

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