Doug Bedell — December 5, 2018, 4:32 pm

Senate Asserts American Opposition to Yemen War, a War Powers Milestone

Congress has taken a “critical step toward reasserting its war-powers control,” In Homeland Security reports.  Last week, by a vote of 63 to 37, ” the Senate advanced a resolution introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s devastation of Yemen.”

“The fighting in Yemen, ostensibly a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Since the conflict began in 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has launched more than 18,000 airstrikes, including the August bombing of a school bus that killed 40 children. An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five have already starved to death; another 14 million Yemenis — half the country’s population — are on the brink of famine.” and more.”

Security begins with acting smartly, and this Senate move seems very much in that category.

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