Published On: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021

House Votes to End Support for Long Entanglement in Yemen

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News Analysis The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that would end American support for Saudi Arabia in the Yemen conflict—what’s been described as a proxy war between the Saudis and Iranians, resulting in more than 230,000 deaths and a resurgence of al-Qaeda in the region. The House voted on this Sept. 23 as an amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bipartisan provision was approved narrowly by a vote of 219-207, with 11 Republicans joining the Democratic majority, and will now head to the Senate for consideration. The NDAA’s inclusion of this amendment would terminate U.S. logistical support, and the transfer of spare parts to Saudi warplanes conducting aerial strikes, according to the bill’s sponsor, Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) “It would also enshrine into law the Biden Administration’s decision to end intelligence sharing that enable offensive strikes and end any U.S. effort to command, coordinate, participate …

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