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2019-09-30 Arabia
Saudi military filled with cronies, not competent: Analyst
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#1 As the yinzers say in Pittsburgh, "Git aht!"
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-09-30 01:28||   2019-09-30 01:28|| Front Page Top

#2 There is an interesting memoir of how an American officer was captured in Kuwait at the start of Gulf War I while in mufti: Road to Baghdad: Behind Enemy Lines: The Adventures of an American Soldier in the Gulf War by Martin Stanton, Alan Sklar, et al.
It seems that he was an military adviser assigned to one of the Saudi National Guard units. Some of the comments on what the Saudis considered normal military behavior are ... interesting.
Posted by magpie 2019-09-30 04:21||   2019-09-30 04:21|| Front Page Top

#3 what the Saudis considered normal military behavior

A consequence of what the Saudis consider normal
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-30 04:57||   2019-09-30 04:57|| Front Page Top

#4 I recall a neighbor telling me stories about his Vinelle contracting tour with the SANG some 30 odd years ago. It seems the contractor firm routinely "failed to train to standard." Quite difficult to train the little foks when they show up at 0900 and take off for the day at 1300, that's provided they show up for training at all.

Hardly a new problem.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-30 07:26||   2019-09-30 07:26|| Front Page Top

#5 Headline also describes the top of the CIA?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-09-30 10:06||   2019-09-30 10:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Not news to anyone that has worked with or seen an Arab army in action.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-09-30 11:53||   2019-09-30 11:53|| Front Page Top

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