Yemen War: How U.S. Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia Prolong Civilian Suffering

Despite Joe Biden’s pledges, Washington remains the chief arms dealer in the Yemen war and a main vector for intensifying violence. Recent U.S. arms sales to Riyadh seem to have emboldened Saudi Arabia and the UAE to go on the offensive in Yemen. By taking the side of the Saudis and Emiratis, the U.S. prolongs civilians’ suffering and risks plunging the U.S. deeper into the war.