Karen DeYoung and Missy Ryan, Washington Post: Trump administration weighs deeper involvement in Yemen war
A similar proposal was rejected late last year by the Obama administration since it was seen as a sure way to escalate a war that the United States and the United Nations have been trying to stop.
Peter Salisbury, The Independent: The Arab Gulf states plan to ‘win’ the war in Yemen – we should be wary about what their victory would look like
While the Saudi-led coalition claims that taking the port would help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the medium term, aid agencies fret that the short-term effect of cutting off access to a major port could be a killing blow to some of Yemen’s starving millions.
Witnesses said that a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 people comprising supporters of the Houthi rebels pressed into Sabeen Square in central Sanaa. Many waved the red, white and black national colours and chanted against an air campaign targeting the rebels.
It became clear that war damage isn’t just the craters and the bombed out buildings. It is the suffering of a population watching helplessly as their lives are being torn apart.