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

Biggs, Khanna launch bipartisan War Powers Caucus

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[…]

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

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

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[…]

US Navy aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, 2005, photograph by US Navy

Examiner: Trump voter base would recoil at attack on Venezuela or Iran, backers warn

President Trump would destabilize his reelection coalition if he attacks Iran or Venezuela, supporters and outside observers say, as key administration officials threaten war. Wars often rally the public around a president, but a Trump-led intervention might hurt him. Trump is nearly alone inside the West Wing as the voice for military restraint following a[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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

UN Official: 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[…]

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

Politico: House Democrats to challenge Trump again on Yemen

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[…]