Point: After the announcement of the attacks of November 13, you wrote on twitter: “It was the [Western] Right and Left who sowed the war against political Islam and we are now reaping blowback from that war against political Islam. “Do not you feel like you are trying the victim rather than the culprit?
Israel and Azerbaijan are natural allies since “both countries see Iran as an existential threat.”
Location explains Azerbaijan’s standing in the world. Situated on the oil rich Caspian Sea, the state is wooed by Western governments seeking an alternative to Russia as a source of energy imports. Israel is one such customer and in return sells large quantities of sophisticated weaponry to Azerbaijan, partly in exchange for oil.
A Notional Grand Strategy – Evidence-Based, Affordable, Balanced, Flexible
November 4, 2015 Robert Steele
NOTE: The below essay started out to answer the question, “does the U.S. Army need to be able to fight a conventional war with China and/or Russia outside the USA?” The answer is no. How I got to that answer should inspire a conversation. I include a concept for getting Congress to go along with radical change by making such change job and revenue neutral from district to district.
Worthy of a full reading.
By Dick Atlee, Ken Freeland and Cheryl Curtiss
Updated: 14 September 2015
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