Staley Smith

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Staley Smith previously was a National Security Intern at the Brookings Institution. She spent the past year studying in Jordan and Israel and will graduate from Johns Hopkins University in 2016 with a major in political science.

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

We begin today in Yemen, where U.S. officials have confirmed after months of investigation that Saudi-led coalition forces are using indiscriminate cluster bombs in their fight against the Houthis. According to a US News report, the Pentagon is aware of Saudi Arabia’s use of cluster bombs but has not revealed whether it plans to discuss the issue with Riyadh.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

A new report suggests that all sides in the conflict in Yemen have indiscriminately killed civilians and may have committed war crimes. The report, issued by Amnesty International, notes the routine use of indiscriminate weapons in the conflict and points to a series of airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that appeared to target civilian areas without nearby military targets.