Congress Sought Details About Biden’s Pledge to End U.S. Support for Yemen War. They Got a “Non-Answer.”

Source: The Intercept
by Alex Emmons

“Biden won plaudits from Democrats when he announced in February that he would end ‘all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.’ But since then, progressives in Congress have been pressing the administration to explain precisely what that means, particularly how the administration will draw a distinction between ‘offensive’ and ‘defensive’ weapons and operations by the Saudi and United Arab Emirates-led coalition. Forty-one members of Congress asked the administration to clarify what forms of ‘military, intelligence, logistical, or other’ aid the U.S. was providing under President Donald Trump, which of those would continue, and how the administration would define ‘offensive operations.’ The two-page State Department answer — which finally arrived Wednesday, more than two months after the date by which members of Congress asked the administration to respond — appears to offer no new information.” (05/27/21)