The Yemen Conflict, Explained; How America Got Here and How We Plan to Leave


In 2001 congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). This authorization allowed US forces to enter Yemen and fight Al Qaeda in the country. In 2014, Yemen fell into Civil War, leading America to separately support a Saudi led air campaign against the Iran backed Houthis. Here is exactly how America got multiple tentacles into Yemeni Politics and how we’re trying to leave.