Saudi Arabia is currently engaged in a bombing campaign in Yemen that has cost thousands of civilian lives. And it’s not simply a matter of collateral damage: UN experts say some of the worst civilian death tolls have occurred during strikes with no legitimate military target.
Two weeks ago, President Trump announced that he had agreed to sell Saudi Arabia $110 billion in arms. That would be the biggest single weapons deal in the history of this country.
Fortunately, some members of Congress are working to block the worst of these weapons – specifically those most likely to cause significant harm to civilians – from ever reaching the Gulf.