General Argues to Continue Refueling Saudi Planes in Yemen Fight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
13th March 2018 - Quoted by Oriana Pawlyk - Military.com

As lawmakers once again try to stop U.S. refueling and intelligence missions in support of planes from the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels in Yemen, a top general insists U.S. support is necessary to build on its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

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"In any armed conflict in which aerial operations play a big role, there will be ebbs and flows of aerial operations … and they tend to be most intense at the very outset because that's when you have the most targets on the ground," said Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, in a phone interview Tuesday.

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