In the second veto of his tenure, President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan effort by both houses of Congress to end U.S. support for a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen’s civil war. In his veto note, Trump called the measure — an attempt to roll back American involvement in foreign wars — “an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.”
What’s behind Trump’s move? Although he’s long spoken out against protracted U.S. military campaigns abroad, the president is prioritizing his relationship with Saudi Arabia, a key ally in keeping Iran isolated.
Read this OZY op-ed about how Yemen’s crisis isn’t “just another dirty little war.”