AntiWar: The Lobbying War for War in Yemen

“Coalition airstrikes are based on intelligence and extensive monitoring and surveillance, to ensure all targets are military installations…Extensive precautions are taken to avoid civilian areas, especially where women and children are present,” a spokesman for the Saudi coalition in Yemen, announced on December 20. Six days later, a Saudi coalition air strike ripped through a crowded market[…]

POGO: Pentagon Rebuffs Congress on Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

Pentagon to Congress: You Can’t Stop Us from Fueling Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen On February 28, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 54, a resolution that seeks to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Even before the resolution was introduced, the Department of Defense[…]

American Conservative: When Congress Tests Authority, Military Brings Out Big Guns

Trying to end war means doing battle with the Pentagon’s patented tricks. Now that key senators have introduced measures that would end U.S.-aided hostilities in Yemen, we can expect that a coordinated backlash from the military establishment is imminent. The multi-trillion-dollar military-industrial-counterterrorism complex (MICC) has a business model for scuttling legislation that would end or[…]

Vanderbilt Law White Paper: An Assessment of the Legality of Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

An Assessment of the Legality of Arms Sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Context of the Conflict in Yemen This White Paper analyzes U.S. statutory obligations regarding arms sales and military assistance to Saudi Arabia in the context of the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The United States has provided significant support for[…]

NRC: Saudi aid package to Yemen insufficient unless blockade ends

Norwegian Refugee Council statement on Saudi aid package to Yemen. The recently announced Saudi aid package to Yemen will not solve Yemen’s humanitarian needs unless it also allows for unhindered entry of commercial and humanitarian food, fuel and other vital supplies in through all of Yemen’s ports, including Hodeida, NRC said today.NRC also called on[…]

The American Conservative: Dennis Ross’s Shameless Paean to the Saudi War Criminal

The Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) is coming to Washington next month, so naturally we are already being treated to shameless propaganda on his behalf in our newspapers. Here’s Dennis Ross’ plea to “get behind” the Saudi king’s son: I have just returned from my second trip to Saudi Arabia since Mohammed bin Salman, the[…]

Breitbart: Senate Coalition Emerges to Block Illegal U.S. Participation in Saudi War on Yemen

A bipartisan coalition has emerged in the Senate to invoke the War Powers Resolution to stop U.S. military participation in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT)—an independent who caucuses with Democrats—have banded together to introduce a resolution that forces the first-ever U.S. Senate vote to end an unauthorized[…]

Nationwide Voter Survey – Report on Results

Nationwide Voter Survey: Report on results From Thursday, November 16 through Monday, November 20, 2017 J. Wallin Opinion Research conducted a telephone survey of voters nationwide. We interviewed 1,000 respondents using live, professional interviewers, speaking Spanish and English languages and calling both mobile and landlines (44% of this survey was completed on mobile phones). A survey[…]