Why is the United States involved in the War in Yemen?
One can easily discern the strategic significance of Yemen, positioned as it is at the Southern end of the of the Red Sea. All sea traffic from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean must pass through the 20-mile-wide Strait of Mandeb.
One can read about the history of this “civil” war here. But what’s the point? This is not America’s war and we have no business participating in the killing. The United Nations estimates that between March 2015 and March 2017, 16,200 people have been killed in the war, including 10,000 civilians. Furthermore, did you know that one-half million people in Yemen this year have been infected with cholera as of August 2017?
The great tragedy (besides the death of thousands of men, women, and children) of America’s involvement in the War in Yemen is that most Americans do not know about it and those who do know don’t care.
Now, dear reader, you know my job … to educate.