Bipartisan Senate group demands briefing on Yemen raid


#1

thehill.com/policy/defense/318730-bipartisan-senators-demand-briefing-on-yemen-raid

*A bipartisan group of senators is demanding a briefing on the controversial raid in Yemen that left one Navy SEAL dead.

“We write today with serious concerns about U.S. policy in Yemen and to urgently request a classified briefing regarding our actions and objectives there,” the senators wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and acting Director of National Intelligence Michael Dempsey.

The letter was signed by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).

The four have been highly critical of U.S. policy in Yemen in the past, particularly U.S. support of the Saudi Arabia-led campaign in the civil war there between the internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels.*


#2

Good.


#3

Where was this during Benghazi?


#4

I don’t know - I was seventeen.


#5

Trump approved a mission that produced no actionable intelligence, per senior officials, and cost a SEAL his life. Trump is now trying to pin the blame on the previous administration as well as military leaders. Trump’s lack of character is appalling. :mad:


#6

Yep.

This was a mission that was started before I got here. This was something they wanted to do … They came to me, they explained what they wanted to do ― the generals ― who are very respected, my generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan.

Hmmm what generals is he talking about? And were they, already so early in the administration, different from those of Obama?


#7

Come one now. It sounds like you have had the briefing already.

It is good to see the parties working together for the good of the country though.


#8

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