April 06, 2015

Saudis seek troops from Pakistan ahead of possible Yemen invasion

Featuring Nicholas Heras

As the Saudis ask Pakistan to provide ground troops for a possible invasion in Yemen, the U.S. will likely limit its assistance to providing intelligence and not get American forces involved in a ground war, analysts said.

Saudi Arabian planes have been striking Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen with American support for close to two weeks, causing chaos in the country that is serving as a breeding ground for terrorist activity. With the airstrikes unable to halt the Houthis advance, Pakistan’s defense minister said Monday that the Saudis were asking for ground troops for a possible invasion, The Associated Press reported.

Analysts predicted, however, that while the U.S. will continue to provide limited intelligence for airstrikes, it is unlikely to get involved with another ground war in the Middle East.

Read the full article at The Washington Times.

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...