'We are authorized to help the Saudis defend their border,' Gen. Votel, the head of United States Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 13.'We are doing that through intelligence sharing, through logistics support and through military advice that we provide to them.'On April 17, Robert S.What has made the situation an order of magnitude worse is Saudi Arabia’s de facto blockade of Yemen’s air, sea, and land ports, preventing the delivery of much needed humanitarian aid.The main sewage plant in Yemen’s capital Sana’a ran out of fuel, couldn’t import more, and hasn’t run for months at a time, helping intensify the spread of disease.About 17 million Yemenis are in urgent need of food; 7 million of those are facing starvation.Roughly 400,000 children under the age of five are suffering from acute malnutrition and, if Yemen doesn’t get relief soon, up to 150,000 of those children will likely die within a few months.The area in brown shows the area that the Houthis have taken control of.
Painful as it may be for Americans to hear, war crimes are being committed with America’s support.
Al Qaeda also operates in a few areas of the country's hinterlands, seen in black They demanded to know whether American troops were entering into hostilities with the Houthis, but the Pentagon denied this.
They repeated their previous statement, saying the troops that are in Saudi Arabia are there mostly to advise and help with border defense.
Karem, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, told the Senate foreign relations committee that the U. had about 50 military personnel in Saudi Arabia 'largely helping on the ballistic missile threat'.
The conflict in Yemen is further complicated by the fact that the Houthis are supported by Iran.