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2019-05-04 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jordan’s King Abdullah II reshuffles top brass amid fears of instability
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10794 views ]  Top

#1 Western-oriented leader - from the wiki: He attended high school at Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy in the United States of America. He began his military career at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the British Army and served a year in Britain and West Germany as a troop commander in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars.

1985 he took the Armored Officer's Advanced Course at Fort Knox.attended the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Abdullah attended a staff course at the British Staff College He commanded a battalion in the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in 1992 and was promoted to colonel the following year, commanding the 40th Brigade. defence resources management at the American Naval Postgraduate School, bdullah assumed command of Jordan's Special Forces and other elite units as brigadier general, restructuring them into the Joint Special Operations Command two years later. The King occasionally trains with the Jordanian army in live ammunition military drills.

He is a Star Trek fan, In 1996 he appeared briefly in the Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Investigations", in a non-speaking role.

Pretty much the only Arab ally over there.

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