Summary of “How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse”

Without foreign assistance, it would be very difficult for the Saudis to wage war.
The Saudis saw Saleh as an effective but unreliable ally, and they began to influence Yemen by going around him.
The Saudis, along with the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and seven other Arab and African countries, began bombing Yemen, with the stated aim of restoring Hadi to the Presidency.
The specific plans to attack Yemen were not communicated to the U.S. Within D.C. circles, Chadda said, “There was certainly frustration” that the Saudis had acted so quickly, without clearly defining their long-term objectives.
“The Obama Administration was legitimately worried that a major fissure between the United States and Saudi Arabia could weaken the Iran deal,” Chris Murphy, a Democratic senator from Connecticut, who has opposed the U.S. government’s policy in Yemen, told me.
“Everybody, including the Saudi leadership, agrees the war has gone on too long, proved too costly, killed too many lives, caused too much humanitarian damage, too much infrastructure damage,” Timothy Lenderking, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State who oversees Yemen policy, told me.
In May, the Saudi foreign minister committed to expanding the no-strike list in Yemen and promised to abide by the laws of armed conflict.
Since the beginning of the war, he told me, the Saudis had frequently bombed the neighborhood.

The orginal article.