U.S. Should End Role in Yemen’s Civil War
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By Lisa Schirch and Kevin Martin
Half a world away, our tax dollars are fueling what the United Nations is calling the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. Three years into a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led intervention in Yemen’s civil war, more than 22 million Yemenis rely on humanitarian aid, more than 8 million, roughly the population of Virginia, are on the brink of starvation.
Now, U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent; Mike Lee, a Utah Republican; and Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, have introduced bipartisan legislation to end America’s complicity in this disaster, legislation to force a vote in the Senate to remove U.S. forces from Yemen’s civil war.