Modern war requires not only modern weapons, but modern organization and tactics as well. Soldiers and commanders must be able to not only fight in cohesive units using combined arms, but plan and supply their operations as well.
However, in the Arab world, militaries have yet to understand this reality. In conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq even the best equipped Arab militaries have failed to achieve their goals. Even with hundreds of modern battle tanks and hundreds of thousands of troops, wars between the Arab states are almost without exception, bloody, long, and inconclusive. Read More »
Iraqi security forces cracked down on supporters of Shia Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr who stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone today. The protesters made into the Iraqi parliament building and Prime Minister Abadi’s office. The Sadrists have demanding a cabinet reshuffle and reforms to combat corruption. Read More »
Today Vice News released a video taken from the helmet camera of an Islamic State fighter attempting to a attack a Peshmerga position with an armored truck. The assault reported took place 30 miles north of Mosul; ISIS’s de-facto capital in Iraq.
U.S Central Command has reported that the B-52 Stratofortress has just flown it’s first successful mission against ISIS in Iraq. The strike targeted a weapon storage and production facility in Qayyarah, Iraq using precision weapons. Read More »