What is the Trump administration’s stance on Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen? Does it differ from that of the previous administration?


2 Answers 2


The U.S. has mostly provided low key logistical support and remains a major arms supplier to Saudi Arabia, but has urged restraint in recent times. But, it has avoided a front line combat role and has not emphasized its involvement publicly.

One U.S. warship in the vicinity destroyed an anti-ship missile installation when it was fired upon, but not as part of a larger policy.

The Trump Administration's involvement continues the Obama Administration's involvement with little difference in practice but a somewhat more cautious tone.

  • There were drone strikes on AQAP, not sure if that counts
    – user4012
    Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 2:32

According to this article Trump has gotten more aggressive with drone strikes and loosened the parameters increasing the potential for civilian casualties, definitely not more cautious:


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .