“President Barack Obama signaled his concern about civilian casualties in the Yemen war on Tuesday, when he halted a major resupply of smart bombs to the Saudi Arabian air force.

But observers have been quick to temper optimism about the move. People in Yemen barely noticed. After all, the bombing there has not stopped. And the same day the United States announced it was halting the weapons shipment, the US Air Force delivered the Saudis four new fighter jets — aircraft designed to launch the same precision-guided munitions that the Obama administration had just withheld. “

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