US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

Publisher: Al Jazeera

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19 Jun 2019

Pompeo keeps Saudis off child soldier recruiters list

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a US list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-UAE coalition has been using underage fighters in Yemen's civil war, Reuters News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing four people familiar with the matter.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a US list of countries that recruit child...

Publisher: NYTimes

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26 Dec 2018

Arms Sales to Saudis Leave American Fingerprints on Yemen’s Carnage

When a Saudi F-15 warplane takes off from King Khalid air base in southern Saudi Arabia for a bombing run over Yemen, it is not just the plane and the bombs that are American. American mechanics service the jet and carry out repairs on the ground. American technicians upgrade the targeting software and other classified technology, which Saudis are not allowed to touch. The pilot has likely been trained by the United States Air Force.
When a Saudi F-15 warplane takes off from King Khalid air base in southern Saudi Arabia for a bombing run over Yemen, it...

Publisher: NYTimes

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7 Dec 2018

Your Tax Dollars Help Starve Children

Some 85,000 children may have already died here in Yemen, and 12 million more people may be on the brink of starvation, casualties in part of the three-year-old American-backed Saudi war in Yemen. United Nations officials and aid experts warn that this could become the worst famine the world has seen in a generation.
Some 85,000 children may have already died here in Yemen, and 12 million more people may be on the brink of starvation,...

Publisher: NYTimes

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29 Nov 2018

Trump Officials, Fiercely Defending Saudis, Warn Senators Not to Abandon Yemen War

Trump administration officials urged senators against withdrawing American military support for the war in Yemen in an aggressive warning on Wednesday that doing so could embolden Iran and endanger the United States.
Trump administration officials urged senators against withdrawing American military support for the war in Yemen in an...
15 Nov 2018

House Republicans Use Bill About Wolves to Kill Yemen Vote

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives undercut a bipartisan effort to end U.S. involvement in Yemen by sneaking a measure that would kill an anti-war resolution into a vote about wolves.
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives undercut a bipartisan effort to end U.S. involvement in Yemen by...
18 Sep 2018

Trump is unshackling America’s drones thanks to Obama’s weakness

For more than a decade, the worst-kept secret in the world has been the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency owns and operates lethal drones outside of recognized battlefields abroad. Newspapers blare it from their headlines. Legislators discuss it on television. Foreign governments protest it through press releases. And, of course, human beings witness it through the death and destruction foist upon their communities.
For more than a decade, the worst-kept secret in the world has been the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency owns...

Publisher: The Guardian

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12 Sep 2018

John Bolton threatens war crimes court with sanctions in virulent attack

John Bolton, the hawkish US national security adviser, has threatened the international criminal court (ICC) with sanctions and made an excoriating attack on the institution in a speech in Washington. Bolton pushed for sanctions over an ICC investigation into alleged American war crimes in Afghanistan. He also announced on Monday the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington because of its calls for an ICC inquiry into Israel.
John Bolton, the hawkish US national security adviser, has threatened the international criminal court (ICC) with...

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