Dec 11, 2013
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The U.S. defense industry has formed a team to furtherenhance the Saudi Arabian National Guard.
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel has neglected its ground forces amid heightenedthreats from Iran and its proxies, a report said.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- Iraq, unable to defend against Al Qaida strikes, has beenquietly allowing the dominant Shi'ite community to organize militias.
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Al Qaida was said to have formed armies that couldspread throughout the Middle East.