"According to the United Nations, more than 4,000 civilians have been killed in Yemen since the bombing campaign began. Even though the Obama administration provides extensive support for the military coalition, the administration’s public position is that it is not a party to the conflict, a stance that rings hollow for many Yemenis.”
It’s hard to argue with the logic of those Yemenis who are smart enough to understand that an Army’s logistics units are just as much part of the fighting force as is the infantry and armor units, which is what provides the logic behind bombing an enemy’s war related manufacturing as we always do. Functionally, the U.S. military serves as a "Combined Arms Support Command” for logistics in the Mideast, supplying arms and ammunition to maintain the Israeli Defense Force occupation of Palestine (even though it is indisputably illegal) and militarily supply any of a host of oppressive Sunni Arab governments so long as their leaders pledge obeisance to the U.S., and enmity toward Iran, resulting in this: https://theintercept.com/
2016/10/11/us-military- operations-are-biggest- motivation-for-homegrown- terrorists-fbi-study-finds/ Todd Pierce
Yemen Sees U.S. Strikes as Evidence of Hidden Hand Behind Saudi Air War
WASHINGTON — For the United States, it was simple retaliation: Rebels in Yemen had fired missiles at an American warship twice in four days, and so the United States hit back, destroying rebel radar facilities with missiles.
But for the rebels and many others in Yemen, the predawn strikes on Thursday were just the first public evidence of what they have long believed: that the United States has been waging an extended campaign in the country, the hidden hand behind Saudi Arabia’s punishing air war. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/world/middleeast/yemen-united-states-missiles-radar.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0