March 21, 2011
Arab Militaries More Active Than You Think
David Axe, Flashpoints
Both nations have imposed effective media blackouts regarding their contributions to the war effort. While Jordan and the UAE are listed on the official website of the International Security Assistance Force, neither country regularly hosts reporters, as is the habit among ISAF's European and US contingents. Indeed, I'vevisited Jordanian and Emirates bases in Afghanistan twice since 2009, without ever speaking to a Jordanian or Emirati soldier.