June 25, 2017 by Whitney Webb
It has been reported that U.S. forces have interrogated prisoners in secret prisons in Yemen, many of which are run by the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Saudi-led coalition that is waging war in the country. Acts of torture are said to have taken place in the prisons.
Since the Saudi-led war in Yemen began in 2015, the United States has consistently asserted that it is not directly involved in the conflict, a convenient loophole that has allowed the U.S. to be indirectly involved without an official declaration of war by Congress or executive order. Indeed, since the war began, the U.S. has been providing targeting intelligence, logistical assistance and $215 billion worth of weapons to the Saudis.
Now, a new investigative report from The Associated Press has exposed yet another example of the U.S.’ indirect involvement in the war in Yemen – the key role that U.S. forces play in a network of secret prisons located throughout Saudi coalition-controlled territory where horrendous acts of torture are said to have taken place. read more