Bernie Sanders introduced another War Powers Resolution to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, but he ultimately pulled it under pressure from the Biden administration. Read my coverage in The New Republic.
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Add Trump’s Yemen Veto to Obama’s Spotty War Legacy
In The New Republic, I point out how Obama’s Libya war paved the way for Trump to veto the resolution demanding an end to US support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. Trump loves to present himself as the anti-Obama, but he has no one to thank more than Obama for his ability to veto the bill—based on a narrow reading of “hostilities” developed by Obama and his lawyers to bomb Libya in 2011.
It Will Take More Than Congress to Cure America’s War Addiction
If we care about ending war, calling on Congress to “reassert its war powers” isn’t nearly enough. In The New Republic, I argue that we must prioritize specifically anti-war arguments, without getting bogged down in fruitless proceduralism.