Opinion Piece Examines U.S. Involvement In Saudi War In Yemen, Humanitarian Impact Of Conflict
New York Times: This Is What Our Yemen Policy Looks Like
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist
“…Members of the United States Congress are considering measures that would end our country’s support for the [Saudi Arabian war in Yemen]. … United States policies are contributing to the deaths of children in Yemen by the tens of thousands. … The most common war casualty in Yemen is not a soldier with a bullet but a child who is starving. … True, there are complex roots to the suffering in Yemen, but the United States is a partner in a war that has collapsed Yemen’s economy … American and Saudi officials think of the Yemen war as a way to check Iran. It has failed in that and has accomplished little more than leaving 12 million Yemenis on the brink of famine. Already, 85,000 children may have died. We are complicit…” (12/12).