Army Time: U.S Troops Participate in War against Yemen

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Al-Thawra Net

Senators grilled a Defense Department official about what effect U.S. advisers are having on the Yemen conflict if Saudi Arabian allies keep killing civilians with their airstrikes, according to the Army Times website.

“We see the Saudis acting in an indiscriminate manner and our strategy is to give them more bombs, not less,” said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. “I think from a common-sense point of view I think a lot of people would ask, ’why we’re giving them more weapons than less.’”

Karem said the small number of U.S. military personnel assisting the Saudis did not track all the Saudi aircraft missions over Yemen but relied on ground reporting and other intelligence to analyze the effect of bombing missions.

Karem didn’t answer direct questions on improvements with data but said work to reduce civilian casualties by Saudi pilots is “increasingly effective.”

Paul was not satisfied with Karem’s answers nor the lack of clear strategy to end the conflict.

Karem didn’t answer direct questions on improvements with data but said work to reduce civilian casualties by Saudi pilots is “increasingly effective.”

“I think what we’re doing hasn’t worked and we are partly responsible for the humanitarian crisis,” Paul said.