Defense Bill Amendments Seek To Curb Support For Saudis
Defense bill amendments seek to curb support for Saudis
Several amendments to the annual defense policy bill seek to curb U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led campaign in Yemen’s civil war.
The amendments come as Saudi Arabia’s conduct in the war and the region at large comes under increasing scrutiny in Congress, including a closer-than-expected vote in the Senate that would have blocked an arms sale to the country.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition fighting Iran-back Houthi rebels since 2015. The United States has supported the campaign by selling the Saudis billions of dollars of weapons, providing intelligence and helping with logistics such as air refueling.