U.S. Must Demand End To War In Yemen, NYT Editorial Says
New York Times: End Yemen’s Agony
“…The United States, Britain, and other enablers of the Saudi campaign can and must demand an immediate halt to the carnage [in Yemen]. … Trump administration officials finally seem to have understood the horror and pointlessness of the war, in which the United States is deeply entangled by the ordnance, targeting, and refueling it provides the Saudi-led coalition. … [A] continuing blood bath in Yemen serves neither American nor Saudi interests; on the contrary, the United States, according to Amnesty International, stands ‘at risk of making itself an accessory to war crimes.’ [By issuing statements against the war, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo] have taken a first step. The next must be to demand an immediate halt to the bombing, combined with the start of negotiations and a large-scale, global relief effort led by the United States. And if [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] hesitates, pull the plug on the arms” (11/5).