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THE UNITED STATES SHOULD LEAVE YEMEN, NOT BROKER PEACE
Defense analysts around the world must have done a simultaneous spit-take on October 30 when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis demanded an immediate ceasefire in Yemen and peace talks within thirty days. After more than three and a half years, U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal invasion of Yemen is finally wavering. This weekend, Washington even suspended airplane refueling assistance, though Mattis insisted that U.S. assistance would continue. While these moves are long-overdue, the signal Mattis has given that the United States would continue its military involvement, while also now seeking to broker peace, is the wrong approach. MICHAEL ZIGISMUND READ MORE