As well as working with American intelligence analysts to help locate Houthi missile sites inside Yemen, the US Special Forces are training Saudi troops to secure their border, the Times reported.
US forces have always been committed to helping Saudi Arabia secure its borders - the Times acknowledges it is an imperative that can be traced back to a 2015 memo written by Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser at the time.
While writing that the revelation is a "continuing escalation of America's secret wars", the Times admits, "There is no indication that the American commandos have crossed into Yemen as part of the secretive mission".
Since then, a Saudi-led coalition has been locked in conflict with the Houthis, as they work to reinstate President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
US Senator Tim Kaine, of the Armed Services Committee, said the mission was a "purposeful blurring of lines between train and equip missions and combat". The Green Berets are said to be using advanced surveillance equipment to pinpoint Houthi missile launch sites. "It is an arms dealer to the Houthi rebels in Yemen".
Centcom Commander Gen. Joseph Votel, during the March debate, did say that he had authorization to "help the Saudis defend their border". &ldquoWe're carrying out that by means of advice, via logistics support and as a result of intelligence sharing that we offer to them.
The firing of the rockets is aimed at threatening the security of the Kingdom, the region and the world, he stressed, while also deeming the attack a violation of International Humanitarian Law.
Todd Young, R-Ind., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., to introduce new legislation that would require Saudi Arabia to meet a series of stringent diplomatic and human rights criteria in order to continue qualifying for United States refueling support. Indeed, the Pentagon appears to have gone to great lengths not to tell the American public or the Congress about the Green Berets they sent to the border.