U.S. Widens Role in Saudi-led Campaign

Daily News Article - April 14, 2015

Questions

1. a) For what reasons has Saudi Arabia begun a bombing campaign in Yemen?
b) What effect has the Saudi strategy had so far?

2. For what reasons is the U.S. getting involved in the Saudi campaign?

3. How has the Saudi government explained the civilian casualties in Yemen?

4. a) What accusations have the U.S. and Saudi Arabia made against Iran’s involvement in Yemen?
b) What action has the U.S. taken in this regard?

5. What did Saudi officials tell the U.S. the ultimate goal for their air campaign is? Be specific.

6. What is the Obama administration asking the Saudis to do? For what reason?

7. What concern do Western and Arab officials have over a prolonged Saudi air campaign?