Legislative action in the U.S. Senate on ending America’s military involvement in the Yemen war that began with our support for Saudi Arabia’s air campaign in 2015 is just the start of what will be a protracted debate.
This is long overdue and represents an important institutional challenge by Congress to check the worst tendencies in Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
Bipartisan Congressional action received increased support after Saudi government agents brutally murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi; President Trump’s efforts to sweep that murder under the rug have raised the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike and increased concerns about the erratic actions by Saudi Arabia.
The above excerpt was originally published in The National Interest.
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