Americans are morally responsible for America’s war on Yemen a series on Yemen, part 1

Author
Shireen Al-Adeim
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
Volume
6
Issue Number
0
Publication Date
2017
Institution
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Abstract
This is the first of a three-part series of essays on Yemen highlighting the magnitude and impact of the civil war on Yemenis. Yemen continues to suffer in silence as the world turns away from its ongoing misery. Despite over two and a half years of war, the average American seems oblivious to the United States’ role in fueling the conflict in Yemen. While wealthy Arab states like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates bombard the Middle East’s poorest country, pushing the country toward famine and an unprecedented cholera outbreak, the US government (beginning with the Obama administration and continuing with Trump) has continued to fully support the Saudi-led coalition through the sale of weapons, mid-air refueling, targeting intelligence, and other logistical support.
Topic
International Relations, Government, War, Military Affairs
Political Geography
Middle East, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United States of America