U.S. Sends Troops to Yemen

President Trump has authorized the deployment of a small number of American troops to Southern Yemen in an attempt to drive Al-Qaeda out of the region. The American troops will fight alongside a Yemeni tribal group called the Shabwami forces and the U.A.E. in the Shabwa province located in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Shabwah province in Yemen Source: Al Jazeera.

In March, Trump introduced legislation that declared parts of Yemen as “temporary battlefields” which allows for the deployment of U.S. troops for six-month periods without congressional permission or oversight. If Trump is not willing to ask a majority Republican led Congress for approval to send troops abroad, it says something about his decision making.

Source: Middle East Monitor

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