Congress resolution aims to force Trump into ending US involvement in Yemen War | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Congress resolution aims to force Trump into ending US involvement in Yemen War

US involvement in the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” – the war in Yemen – could soon come to a halt as 23 members of Congress put forward a resolution to stop troops from assisting in “unauthorized” hostilities.

California Democrat Ro Khanna introduced the resolution on Wednesday, invoking the 1973 War Powers Act. The resolution directs US President Donald Trump to “to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.”

US forces have been providing logistical and intelligence support to the Saudis in their military intervention in Yemen since 2015. Assistance has included aerial refueling, permitting coalition aircraft more loitering time over Yemen, and permitting some coalition members to home base aircraft rather than relocate them to Saudi Arabia.

If voted through, the resolution will give Congress the authority to overrule the president and withdraw military aid if it decides a conflict is unauthorized. This, however, does not affect US troops fighting Al-Qaeda in Yemen.

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