On Saturday, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) banning the United States from participating in the Saudi war against the Houthis in Yemen.
The Davidson amendment prohibits the United States from carrying out any military action in Yemen prior to its approval. According to the legislation, US military action in Yemen, since it’s not targeting Al-Qaeda or ISIS, is not subject to permission to use force against terrorist organizations given in 2001.
The Nolan amendment prohibits the deployment of US troops in Yemen, and may prevent the United States even from air refueling Saudi and UAE warplanes over Yemen. Moreover, the House of Representatives is working to persuade the United States Senate to approve the same legislation to push US President Donald Trump to agree to stay away from Yemen war.
Many politicians in USA believe that the war in Yemen has led to the destruction of the country and the spread of epidemics such as Cholera, as well as strengthening the influence of both Al-Qaeda and ISIS, and the Saudi Alliance is still unable to achieve any military victory on the ground.