In the fight to defeat Daʿesh, air-strikes, though not a bad start, will not be enough to finish the job, and inevitably, at some point, “Boots-on-the-Ground” will be needed; but the question remained; “Who will supply them?”
I remember the 1980’s well; and apart from the utterly dreadful pop music of that decade (my teenage years were the 60’s), the thing that always seemed to be with us was the interminable Iran-Iraq War.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday the 14th of September 2019.
People have showed a lot of scepticism regarding the whole affair: How can a country at war and armed to the teeth with the best the West can offer be taken by surprise by a cruise missile attack, people ask. What usually follows is a list of conspiracy theories and flawed technical arguments…
What can be said about China's military research and development, other than that their unofficial motto being “Copy and Paste”? It's no secret that when it comes to China, they have more or less cemented themselves as the world's Xerox machine.