Senate Votes to Move Forward in Debate of American Involvement in Yemen

By Jack Parkos | United States

Earlier today, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut tweeted about the Senate voting to take further action in the debate towards ending the war in Yemen.

The Senate will specifically address the War Powers Resolution of 1973, which allows for the Congress to withdraw US troops from a foreign conflict should a declaration of war not be issued. The vote marks the first time since the passage of the resolution where a motion has moved forward regarding the congress removing troops abroad.

Ali Abdullah Saleh
Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh (Credit: Wikipedia)

The war is between the US and Saudi Arabian backed Yemen government and the Houthi rebels, who are fighting to reinstate ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh was removed from power during the Arab Spring in 2011.

Since the war began in 2015, 57,538–105,000 people have died, according to a report by the Associated Press.


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