Videos Raise Doubts Over Saudi Arabia’s Houthi Missile Claims

Online videos are raising new questions about Saudi Arabia’s claims that it has intercepted nearly every ballistic missile launched by Yemen with its Patriot missile systems.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As with nearly every ballistic missile launched by Yemen's rebels targeting Saudi Arabia, the kingdom overnight said it intercepted all seven fired — but online videos raise new questions about those claims. One video appears to show a Patriot missile launch on Sunday night go rapidly wrong, with the missile

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US Approves $2 Billion Missile Sale To United Arab Emirates

The UAE’s recent military decisions include involvement in violently quelling democratic protests in Bahrain and it’s leading role in the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen.

A convoy of UAE military vehicles and personnel travels from Al Hamra Military Base to Zayed Military City, marking the return of the first batch of UAE Armed Forces military personnel from Yemen, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (WAM via AP)

The Pentagon has issued a statement today confirming that the US State Department has signed off on a $2 billion sale of US-made Patriot missiles to the United Arab Emirates, adding to the tiny Gulf nation’s ever-growing military arsenal. The sale includes 65 PAC-3 interceptors and 100 GEM-T missiles. It is unclear when the UAE intends to do

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An Engagement On Two Fronts: US Could Increase Involvement In Syria And Afghanistan

In a recent report for the Center for a New American Security, retired Gen. John Allen advocated another troop surge in Afghanistan after 2014.

After more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, the Obama administration is considering a troop surge that could last two to three years after the projected 2014 pullout date. It’s part of a broader regional engagement that could also send more U.S. troops to Jordan to help rebels in the fight to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In a recent

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