Kenneth M. Pollack has been an expert on Middle Eastern military and political affairs for over thirty years. His books on the politics and military of the Middle East include the bestsellers The Threatening Storm, Arabs at War, and its sequel The Persian Puzzle.
Since the Second World War, Arab armed forces have consistently punched below their weight. They have lost many wars that by all rights they should have won, and in their best performances only ever achieved quite modest accomplishments. Over time, soldie...[SEE MORE]