Alex Emmons
Alex Emmons is a former national security reporter for The Intercept. He joined The Intercept in 2016 as a politics intern.
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Congress Sought Details About Biden’s Pledge to End U.S. Support for Yemen War. They Got a “Non-Answer.”
Alex Emmons – May. 27
The State Department’s letter — which finally arrived Wednesday, more than two months late — contains no new information.
Rank-and-File Democrats Slow to Call for Restricting Aid to Israel
Alex Kane – May. 14
Despite pressure from Palestinian rights activists, a number of top Democratic lawmakers remain silent on imposing aid restrictions to the U.S.’s Middle East ally.
Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Jailed Ahead of Sentencing
Alex Emmons – May. 5
It’s unclear precisely why Hale was arrested, and court documents show that his lawyers objected.
Border Police Wants a Bite of Burgeoning Anti-Drone Industry
Ken Klippenstein, Alex Emmons – May. 3
Citing threats from drug cartels to migrants, CBP’s interest dovetails with a $487 million effort by the U.S. government to counter small drones.
Months After Biden Promised to End Support for Yemen War, Congress Still Has No Details
Alex Emmons – Apr. 7
“After enjoying a public relations victory, the Biden administration has yet to offer any specifics on the nature of American participation in the Saudi-led war.”
Drone Wars
Biden’s War Policy Offers Chance for Change — or More of the Same
Alex Emmons, Nick Turse – Mar. 7
The administration is reexamining Trump-era rules governing drone strikes and commando missions outside of conventional war zones, along with much else.
Biden Balks at Sanctions on Saudi Crown Prince After Release of Report on Killing of Jamal Khashoggi
Alex Emmons – Feb. 26
Biden imposed sanctions only on aides to Mohammed bin Salman even though a new intelligence report said that MBS approved the mission on Khashoggi.
Democrats Pressure Biden on U.S. Backing for Saudi War in Yemen
Alex Emmons – Feb. 25
Progressive lawmakers sent Biden a letter seeking details on his plan to halt U.S. aid for offensive military operations in Yemen.
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