Biden Confirms Deployment of United States Troops in Yemen
The letter to Congress confirms the White House’s continued support for Saudi Arabia and its allies...
Congress received a letter early last week from President Biden confirming that the United States has deployed troops in Yemen with the goal of battling extremist groups and continuing military support for the Saudi-led coalitions being pummeled.
“A number of American military personnel are deployed in Yemen. to conduct operations against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and ISIS, as well as providing military advice and information to the Saudi-led coalition.”
The letter also contains bits and pieces of their plan from Biden. The United States Military is meant “to protect US interests by providing air and missile defense capabilities and support the operation of United States military aircraft. Our role is but non-combatant and is for defensive purposes.”
Previously, Biden had made suggestions of ending support for the Saudi coalition amid the growing concerns and criticisms from Congress concerning the role we had in the brutal war. The letter just sent from President Biden confirms we haven’t followed such suggestions and continue our offensive support for the Saudi-led coalition and their allies.
The United States Government Accountability Office released a report that claims the state and defense departments have turned blind eyes to the coalition and how they are repeatedly killing civilians in Yemen. Our worries stem from this due to the fact that since the start of the war, the United States has given intelligence, logistical support, and direct military support.
The report also highlights that the deadliest attacks by the Saudi coalition have all been carried out using jets and munitions supplied by United States companies with the approval of the Pentagon. The Yemen war has so far killed nearly 233,000 people directly and indirectly due to an increase in diseases as a result of the attacks and lack of health care facilities, according to the UN.