US Army ‘Doing the Saudis’ Dirty Work’ on Yemen Border, Contrary to US Claims

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A new report has torn the mask off the Pentagon’s public narrative that it does not specifically involve itself in the Yemeni Civil War except to refuel Saudi-coalition warplanes: US Army Green Berets are at work on the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border to find and destroy the Houthis’ missile stockpiles.

“With virtually no public discussion or debate, the Army commandos are helping locate and destroy caches of ballistic missiles and launch sites that Houthi rebels in Yemen are using to attack Riyadh and other Saudi cities,” the New York Times reported Thursday.

Even the NY Times, which hasn’t always been the strongest source of criticism of the US’ now-perpetual involvement in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, to name a few, noted Thursday that the details of the Green Berets’ operation “appear to contradict Pentagon statements that American military assistance to the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen is limited to aircraft refueling, logistics and general intelligence sharing.”

One exception, of course, to the Pentagon’s tight-lipped nature on US operations in Yemen came in January 2017 when decorated US Navy SEAL William Ryan Owens died during the Yemen raid. Upon the first death of a US service member during the administration of President Donald Trump, the US government had no choice but to publicly acknowledge parts of its overseas mission.

According to two Saudi Arabia observers, the presence…

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