UAE Hires Hundreds of Colombian Mercenaries to Fight in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates has sent in hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to try and turn the tide in the Yemen civil war. This is the first time that the mercenaries have seen combat on behalf of the UAE, a country which has quietly focused on building up a foreign army over the last five years, The New York Times reports. It’s unclear exactly what mission the Colombians will execute in Yemen, where Houthi rebels overthrew the existing regime in January. Iran is fighting a proxy war in Yemen Read more […]

Pentagon Authorizes Itself To Wage War

I’m going to go out on a limb and claim that, if a hawk like John McCain says that the Pentagon’s assertion of its own authority to wage war is “disturbing,” then something might be extremely wrong. According to Defense News: “The Obama administration’s armed drone program, which reaches from Afghanistan to Pakistan to Yemen to Somalia, has prompted many Republican, Democratic and Independent senators to question whether the post-9/11 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) Read more […]