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Fueling Yemen’s war

A congressman calls out the US for potential war crimes in Yemen

This congressman is calling out the US for potential war crimes in Yemen

Yemen’s civil war between Saudi-backed government forces and Iranian-backed rebels has left thousands dead since 2015.

The U.S. military has played a key role in the conflict for much of that time, supporting Saudi warplanes with intelligence and refueling even as their bombs have reportedly killed civilians.

Rep. Ted Lieu, a colonel in the Air Force Reserves from Malibu, has been on a sometimes solitary quest to make the White House answer for its role.

“That is morally outrageous,” he told Josh Hersh in an interview. “If the U.S. was doing this with our own pilots, dropping bombs on civilians, they’d be getting court-martialed right now.”

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