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Biggs, Khanna launch bipartisan War Powers Caucus

Biggs, Khanna launch bipartisan War Powers Caucus. The Hill, June 18, 2019

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), the first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced an unlikely partnership on Tuesday. The bipartisan duo launched the War Powers Caucus, a group that says it is “dedicated to restoring Congress’s constitutionally-mandated authority over matters of war and peace.” According to the caucus’s…

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Breitbart: Matt Gaetz Delivers Impassioned Foreign Policy Speech: ‘America First Means the American People First’

Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) gives a foreign policy speech at a veterans event on May 22, 2019 (screenshot from YouTube)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Wednesday delivered a major foreign policy speech at a veterans’ event that urged restraint in overseas military engagements. In the process he outlined his interpretation of what the Trump administration’s “America First” foreign policy means. His address came at an event that brought together two veteran advocacy groups from the…

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AntiWar.com: Fallujah Forgotten

I don’t know if most people in the United States ever knew what Fallujah meant. It’s hard to believe the U.S. military would still exist if they did. But certainly it has been largely forgotten – a problem that could be remedied if everyone picks up a copy of The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s…

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CNBC: Senate votes to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen conflict

The Senate passed a resolution Wednesday to end American support for a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen in a challenge to President Donald Trump’s relationship with the oil-rich Saudi kingdom. The proposal passed by a 54-46 vote — short of the two-thirds majority the Senate would need to overcome Trump’s expected veto. The rare bipartisan…

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Sens. Paul and Udall Introduce Legislation to End War in Afghanistan

Operation Mountain Viper put the soldiers of A Company, 2nd Battalion 22nd Infantry Division, 10th Mountain in the Afghanistan province of Daychopan to search for Taliban and or weapon caches that could be used against U.S. and allied forces. Soldiers quickly walk to the ramp of the CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter that will return them to Kandahar Army Air Field. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Davis)

Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) announce the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble Service Act (AFGHAN Service Act): U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Rand Paul (R-KY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act to end America’s longest war, honor the volunteers…

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POLITICO: GOP Maneuver Will Block Yemen Bill From Getting Senate Vote

POLITICO: GOP Maneuver Will Block Yemen Bill From Getting Senate Vote

A House-passed bill to halt U.S. involvement in Yemen’s deadly civil war will not get a vote in the Senate, a setback to Democrats and Republicans who sought to cut off U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The Senate parliamentarian ruled that an amendment to the House-passed bill which contains language condemning anti-Semitism was not…

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UN Official: We’re Running Out of Time and Money to Help the Children of Yemen

UN Official on CNN.com: We're Running Out of Time and Money to Help the Children of Yemen

Mark Lowcock, United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, writes at CNN.com: Throughout 2018, despite one of the most dangerous and complex operational environments, some 254 international and national partners actively coordinated with the UN to provide even more people in Yemen with life-saving support. Together, we assist about 8 million people every…

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Politico: House Democrats to challenge Trump again on Yemen

Soldiers with a military coalition in Yemen backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates stand guard at a facility in the port city of Hodeida - Saleh Al-Obeidi AFP Getty Images

House Democrats are renewing their push to cut off U.S. involvement in Yemen’s bloody civil war, teeing up a direct challenge to President Donald Trump’s foreign-policy agenda. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) told POLITICO on Monday that he planned to reintroduce a War Powers resolution in the coming days, and the chairman of the House Foreign…

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