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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2019 8:25 p.m. PST

"Something is rotten in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prince Mohammad bin Salman, also known as MbS, was once the promising young face of the Arab monarchy. Now he's racking up foreign-policy defeats abroad—and facing disturbing murmurs at home.

Over the weekend, Houthi rebels took down a Saudi-mechanized column along the border with Yemen, capturing hundreds of soldiers. Then, the mysterious murder of a royal bodyguard set off alarm bells inside the kingdom…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2019 11:14 a.m. PST

With the amount of money they spend in Weapons of first rate!….


28mm Fanatik30 Nov 2019 6:01 p.m. PST

The amount of money spent has little to do with winning. The US and Russia poured a lot of blood and fortune into Vietnam and Afghanistan respectively but still lost.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2019 1:11 p.m. PST

They've spent the money on the wrong things.

Fighting up close, on the ground is required for rooting out an insurgency. Jets and tanks, while good at providing support, can't get the job done in built-up areas alone, without wholesale destruction of those dwellings. The rubble makes for excellent defensive positions.

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