Fighters from Yemen's southern separatist movement sit in the back of a pick-up truck in the country's second city of Aden in January, during clashes with forces loyal to the Saudi-backed president. No matter how strong congressional opposition to the conflict becomes, the United States is unlikely to entirely cut off ties to the Saudi war effort because of shared goals of containing Iranian influence and combating the threat of ballistic missile launches into Saudi and Emirati territory from Houthi-held territory in Yemen.
As the humanitarian toll mounts, so will the political pressure on Washington to back away from the Gulf coalition's war effort....
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