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Trump now owns the Yemen war

Trump now owns the Yemen war
Thursday 18
5:20 2019

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. (Hani Mohammed/AP) For a time, President Trump could plausibly say this wasn’t just his fight. The previous administration of Barack Obama tacitly greenlit the 2015 Saudi intervention into what was then a civil war in Yemen. Four years later, the conflict has metastasized into a grim regional conflagration, pitting a U.S.-backed Saudi and Emirati-led coalition against the country’s Houthi rebels, whose ties to Iran have only grown tighter amid ...

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Washington Post : Trump now owns the Yemen war

Summary: Congress handed the president a way to extract the United States from the conflict, but instead of taking the out, he vetoed the bipartisan resolution.

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