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Senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain both publicly stated that they are in favor of putting US troops smack into the middle of a civil war going on in Yemen. Having apparently learned nothing from the previous decade of faceplants in the Middle East, the senators want to escalate America’s involvement in Yemen from drone strikes to boots on the ground. Previously the drone strike campaign was carried out with the government of Yemen’s support but now there is no real government in Yemen thanks to an insurgency campaign launched by a militant group known as the Houthis.

The Houthis successfully ousted Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi who resigned last Thursday, January 22nd. President Hadi had continued the partnership with the US counterterrorism program, granting the US the right to attack jihadists in the country, principally through drone strikes. Now that Hadi is gone with no replacement the authority for the US to continue its counterterror program is murky with some reports indicating that it has been seriously disrupted.

via Feinstein, McCain Want US Troops Deployed in Yemen | Firedoglake#at_pco=cfd-1.0&at_ab=-&at_pos=7&at_tot=8&at_si=54c80795c1336aef#at_pco=cfd-1.0&at_ab=-&at_pos=7&at_tot=8&at_si=54c80795c1336aef#at_pco=cfd-1.0&at_ab=-&at_pos=7&at_tot=8&at_si=54c80795c1336aef.

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