Iraqi assessment of the U.S. in 1990….and perhaps again in 2003?
Ben Laden’s view of the U.S.?
Culture is nevertheless, a prime determinant of the nature of warfare as the history of its development in Asia clearly demonstrates. John Keegan The History of Warfare The beginning and the ending of handling Arabs is the unremitting study of them TE Lawrence The Arab Bulletin Aug 1920
Attributes Not Applicable to Cultural Studies in Warfare
The Influence of Arab Culture on Arab Military effectiveness
A PHD THESIS by Kenneth Pollack completed in 1996 at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
HIS PRIMARY CONCLUSION
“ Arab culture had a tremendous influence on the ability of Arab militaries to conduct maneuver warfare, and the weakness of Arab militaries in maneuver warfare was the single most detrimental aspect of their poor military performance.”