March 2015: The conflict in Yemen has escalated into an all-out civil war. Major powers are taking sides, with the United States and most GCC countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia supporting the legitimate Hadi government. However, the Houthi Rebels have captured the city of Sana'a, and are marching south towards the city of Aden, possibly with help from Iran. So far, the United States has only provided logistical support the Hadis. However, the violence in Yemen is escalating, and AQAP and ISIL have added additional challenges to the conflict. In order to maintain the balance of power in the region, it may become necessary for the United States to take more direct action, especially if the Houthis and their allies gain the upper hand. It will be up to the United States Central Command to determine the best course of action to take, maintaining diplomacy while securing the United States' interests in the Middle East.