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U.S. Backs Saudi-Led Yemeni Bombing With Logistics, Spying
Angela Greiling Keane
March 26, 2015, 6:11 AM PDT
Updated on March 26, 2015, 1:10 PM PDT
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The Crisis in Yemen Explained
Saudi Arabia will have U.S. help planning air strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen, in addition to logistical and intelligence support, the White House said, as the kingdom tries to prevent the overthrow of its southern neighbor’s elected government.
U.S. forces aren’t yet directly involved in the Yemen military intervention that a Saudi Arabia-led coalition began late Wednesday. The Obama administration has made clear, though, that its support for attacks on the Houthis is substantial, and has not ruled out more active participation.
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