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SitRep: Sources: Pentagon’s New Look at Yemen Effort; Mattis’ Letter to White House; Generals Want More in Somalia

Mosul Air Strike Blowback; U.S. Troops Blend into Mosul Fight; NATO Worried about Russia in Libya as U.S. Keeps Troops There; And Lots More

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Pentagon Weighs More Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen

As the administration debates how to confront Iran, some in the Pentagon favor ratcheting up support for Saudi Arabia’s campaign against Tehran-backed Houthi rebels.

Argument

The Power Struggle for the Throne and the Saudi ‘Reset’ With Trump

Intrigue and war could complicate the budding romance between Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration.

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Apache Helicopter Guns Down Boat Full of Somali Refugees Fleeing Yemen

The incident adds to horrific civilian death toll in Yemen's conflict.

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U.N. Warns Yemen Could Be on Brink of Famine

The crisis comes as the United States weighs sharp cuts to U.N. humanitarian aid programs

Report

Trump’s Ramped-Up Bombing in Yemen Signals More Aggressive Use of Military

Air raids in Yemen reflect broader trend as new administration opts for more military action against Islamist militants.

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