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The Senate passed a resolution Wednesday to end American support for a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen in a challenge to President Donald Trump’s relationship with the oil-rich Saudi kingdom. The proposal passed by a 54-46 vote — short of the two-thirds majority the Senate would need to overcome Trump’s expected veto. The rare bipartisan[…]
Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) announce the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble Service Act (AFGHAN Service Act): U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Rand Paul (R-KY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act to end America’s longest war, honor the volunteers[…]
Next week the Senate is poised to pass a historic resolution to exert Congress’s war authorizing powers and to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the disastrous war in Yemen. But Saudi and Emirati lobbyists are likely doing everything in their power to make sure that never happens. They’re[…]
A House-passed bill to halt U.S. involvement in Yemen’s deadly civil war will not get a vote in the Senate, a setback to Democrats and Republicans who sought to cut off U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The Senate parliamentarian ruled that an amendment to the House-passed bill which contains language condemning anti-Semitism was not[…]
Mark Lowcock, United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, writes at CNN.com: Throughout 2018, despite one of the most dangerous and complex operational environments, some 254 international and national partners actively coordinated with the UN to provide even more people in Yemen with life-saving support. Together, we assist about 8 million people every[…]
House Democrats are renewing their push to cut off U.S. involvement in Yemen’s bloody civil war, teeing up a direct challenge to President Donald Trump’s foreign-policy agenda. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) told POLITICO on Monday that he planned to reintroduce a War Powers resolution in the coming days, and the chairman of the House Foreign[…]
On Sept. 14, 2001, Congress wrote what would prove to be one of the largest blank checks in the country’s history. The Authorization for Use of Military Force against terrorists gave President George W. Bush authority to attack the Taliban, the Sunni fundamentalist force then dominating Afghanistan that refused to turn over the mastermind of[…]
President Trump’s impulsive belligerence sensibly arouses alarm across the political spectrum. Yet, reflexive opposition to all things Trump can have perverse effects. In 2008, Barack Obama swept to the Democratic Party’s nomination and the presidency, in part, because of his early opposition to President George W. Bush’s catastrophic war in Iraq, a stark contrast to[…]
“$100 Billion in Weapons to the Saudis Buys a World Full of Hurt,” writes George D. O’Neill, Jr., founder and chairman of the Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy, in an op-ed published January 4, 2019 in The American Conservative. He continues: On December 13, the United States Senate made history with a vote invoking the[…]
A new report is out from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR)—the government’s watchdog for the war—and its findings paint an ugly picture: despite billions spent and thousands of U.S. lives lost, Afghanistan is facing worsening violence and instability. Read more at Reason.com