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Pentagon to Congress: You Can't Stop Us from Fueling Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen

Pentagon to Congress: You Can't Stop Us from Fueling Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen | 09 March 2018 | On February 28, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 54, a resolution that seeks to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's war in on Yemen. Even before the resolution was introduced, the Department of Defense responded with the extraordinary claim that Congress lacked the legal authority to "override the President's determination as Commander in Chief" and end the United States involvement in the conflict...The Pentagon's claim that Congress lacks the power to limit U.S. involvement in the Yemeni civil war is an even more serious encroachment on Congress's constitutional authority over the military.