BY JASON LEMON ON 2/4/21
Senate Votes To End Sending U.S. Military Aid In The War In Yemen
Progressives cheered the news that President Joe Biden plans to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia–led war in Yemen, which has resulted in the deaths of nearly a quarter million people since the conflict broke out in 2014.
U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and its coalition of regional allies against Houthi fighters in Yemen began under President Barack Obama, when Biden was vice president. President Donald Trump continued the support and even vetoed a bipartisan resolution from Congress to end U.S. backing for the Saudi-led coalition, which was widely condemned by human rights experts and activists for disregarding the lives of civilians.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday that Biden would announce the end of U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition. Sullivan explained that the president…
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