How the U.S. Should Handle Missiles from Yemen

(Commentary) Jonathan Schanzer - The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen has been launching missiles and drones to strike Israel. Back in 2021, the Biden White House de-listed the Houthis from the sanctions list against terrorist groups. This group has launched more than 1,000 attacks against Saudi Arabia in recent years. The re-listing of the Houthis would send an unequivocal message to the Iranians and the wider Middle East. The Israelis are not likely to respond directly to these attacks. Their goal is to focus on dismantling Hamas before turning their sights on other foes. But don't discount Israeli actions in Yemen at a later date. The writer is senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2023-11-01 00:00:00

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