The Arab Armies

By Alan Caruba The ongoing Syrian conflict, the fall of the Yemeni government, the burning of the Jordanian pilot, and other events make one wonder why even those Arab nations with significant military capabilities tend not to use them against [...]
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South Sudan Sets Controversial Restriction on Foreign Experts

By Betre Yacob. South Sudan has banned foreign experts from employment in the country and orders companies and organizations including aid agencies operating in the country to terminate existing contracts of foreign staffs. The restriction [...]

Saddam, the Good Old Days

Alan Caruba I know it’s a terrible thing to say, but sometimes I miss Saddam Hussein. Yes, he was a cruel despot. Between September 1980 and July 1988 he pursued an eight-year war against Iran that killed an estimated combined million troops [...]
Why Syria?

Why Syria?

By Alan Caruba. Conservatives are asking themselves why liberals, so opposed to Bush’s war against Iraq and its dictator, Saddam Hussein, are so hell bent to get into a war in Syria and its dictator, Bashar al-Assad? The President’s assertion [...]
Military and Veteran Suicides Rise Despite Aggressive Prevention Efforts

Military and Veteran Suicides Rise Despite Aggressive Prevention Efforts

    By Catherine Haig. In 2004 we sent our troops to invade Iraq and then after that escapade we went to Afghanistan. Since those assaults we tumbled Saddam Hussein’s empire killing him and his two crazy sons and “freeing [...]