News Release

Pressure Grows on Biden on Pentagon Pick

JEHAN HAKIM, yemenialliancecommittee@gmail.com@jehan_hakim
AP is reporting in “Biden Facing Growing Pressure over Secretary of Defense pick,” that: “A coalition of at least seven progressive groups warned Biden to avoid [Michèle] Flournoy in an open letter to Biden obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press that referenced her record of ‘ill-advised policy decisions’ — particularly in relation to Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Afghanistan — and an ‘opaque history of private-sector activity.’

“‘Ms. Flournoy’s consistent support for military interventions has contributed to devastating crises around the world, including in Yemen,’ said Jehan Hakim, chairperson of the Yemeni Alliance Committee, which helped organize the letter.”

See: “Statement Opposing Michele Flournoy as Defense Secretary” — which includes other links and resources as well.

Also see the Yemeni Alliance Committee’s resource page: “World Says no to War on Yemen: Global Day of Action” on January 25.

See from Mariamne Everett: “Biden: A War Cabinet?” and “Biden Must End the War He Helped Start: Yemenis call on the president-elect to stop the onslaught” by Shireen Al-Adeimi.