Correction: The original version of this piece misidentified the defense minister for Yemen, Lt. Gen Mohammed Ali Al-Maqdashi. The piece has been updated to reflect his correct name and title. The NewsHour regrets the error.
Three months ago, President Biden ended American military involvement in the war in Yemen and reversed President Trump’s decision to designate the Houthis a terrorist organization. But soon after, as special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports, the Houthis launched an offensive east from the capital, Sana’a, towards the city of Marib, the last stronghold of Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces.
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