Insurgency threats spur Middle East militaries to rethink their needs
The conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq are starting to drive Middle Eastern militaries to pay closer attention to counterinsurgency needs, although big-ticket fighter, air defense, and command-and-control modernization activities still dominate the shopping lists of the region’s weapons buyers. The extent to which the Middle East is more than just a passive observer in counterinsurgency operations is highlighted by the United Arab Emirates’ year-long support of NATO forces ...
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