The Hill: Trump slams Bush for ‘worst single mistake’ in U.S. history

President Trump took a little time during a policy-rich interview in the Oval Office to give his take on the biggest mistake in American history. Was it the Civil War? Nah.

Fox News: How did Trump get authorization to bomb Syria?

A popular way to begin the first day of class in constitutional law in many American law schools is to ask the students what sets the U.S. Constitution apart from

DailyMail: How on earth would killing MORE people rescue Syria?

Why do so many people in politics and the media want to start wars? Since I toured a sordid hospital full of wounded people in Bucharest at Christmas 1989, and

IWP: The Advent of the Authoritarian Seducers

by Thomas Flichy de La Neuville During the period of relative peace which took place during the second half of the eighteenth century, authoritarian seducers vegetated at the periphery of

AntiWar: The Deep State and the Big Lie – Douma Deposed

The contra-narrative about Assad’s alleged gas attack is gaining traction as the evidence comes in. It increasingly seems probable that some folks suffocated or were overcome with smoke inhalation and

NRO: Trump Does Not Have the Constitutional Authority to Strike Syria

President Trump may be using his Twitter account to threaten airstrikes against Syria — but that doesn’t change the fact that he has no constitutional authority to order those strikes.

Yemen Data Project: Three Years of Saudi-led air war Data Summary

Monday 26th March 2018 marks three years since a Saudi Arabian-led coalition of nations launched a bombing campaign in Yemen. Since 26 March 2015 the Yemen Data Project has been collecting

WaPo: Mattis asks Congress not to restrict U.S. support for Saudi bombing in Yemen

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a personal appeal to Congress on Wednesday not to restrict the United States’ support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, as the sponsors of

Daily Beast: What’s Inside Trump’s Secret War Powers Memo?

The answer appears to be a strikingly broad legal argument to strike virtually anywhere—without Congressional say-so. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed a senator in a recently-revealed letter that President

Middle East Eye: Saudi Arabia faces ‘certain defeat’ in Yemen

Former senior minister Andrew Mitchell tells MEE the UK must press Riyadh over Yemen bombardment ahead of bin Salman visit LONDON - A former Conservative cabinet minister has said that Saudi

The Nation: Trump’s Syria Policy: Perpetual War Without Debate

In mid January, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled the administration’s new policy with concern to Syria. In a widely covered speech at Stanford, Tillerson declared ‎an open-ended commitment of US forces

Jordan Times: Historic Yemen town fights to survive as war closes in

ZABID, Yemen — Once Yemen's capital and famed as an architectural marvel of early Islam, the town of Zabid is fighting to survive as a brutal war closes in on

The Hill: Experts urge senators to back bill ending US involvement in Yemen war

A group of experts, advocates, former officials and others are urging senators to support a bipartisan effort to end U.S. involvement in Yemen’s civil war. “We strongly encourage you and

National Interest: The Congressional Battle Over Ending the War In Yemen

A conflict long overshadowed by Syria, bipartisan buzz is building on the Hill and in the press to end U.S. involvement with the Saudi-led campaign on Yemen. A new effort

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

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

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

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

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

BBC: US bombs government forces after Deir al-Zour attack

The US has carried out rare air strikes on Syrian pro-government forces after what it called an "unprovoked attack" on allied Kurdish and Arab fighters. An estimated 100 pro-government fighters

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.

The Hill: End America’s unauthorized war in Yemen

Of all the facets of our cherished democracy that have begun to erode, few erosions are more horrifying than Congress’ abdication of its duty to debate and vote on whether

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

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

American Conservative: John Yoo: President Can Wage War Without Congressional Declaration

A debate featuring author of torture memo and Bruce Fein saw more rationalizing of the executive's massive powers. WASHINGTON — There’s a lot of talk today about the feebleness of

Axios: The U.S. involvement in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis

Jamie McGoldrick, U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, recently told NPR that the war in Yemen has led to "the largest humanitarian crisis in the world." Widespread hunger has contributed to a massive

The New York Times: I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again.

Fifteen years ago this week, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, spoke at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. As his chief of staff, I helped Secretary

National Review: Release the Memo That Really Matters

In an outrage and scandal-driven news cycle, it’s easy to lose sight of the truly significant stories. Let’s talk memos, for example. The past five days have been dominated by

Defense One: The War in Yemen and the Making of a Chaos State

Aid workers, journalists, and experts describe little-appreciated realities about a 1,000-day conflict and — just maybe — how to turn things around The world’s worst humanitarian crisis is in Yemen.

New Yorker: How the U.S. is Making the War in Yemen Worse

The conflict has killed at least ten thousand civilians, and the country faces famine. Why are we still involved? Funerals in Yemen are traditionally large affairs. When prominent figures die,

The New York Times: Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen

WASHINGTON — Imagine that the entire population of Washington State — 7.3 million people — were on the brink of starvation, with the port city of Seattle under a naval