The IDF is suffering a personnel shortage, especially in the field combat units. One of the root causes of this crisis is the growth of the Arab and ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations, who are not conscripted. These groups now account for nearly 50% of the draft-aged cohort.
The transformation of Saudi Arabia’s flagship asset, Aramco, from perpetual cash-generation machine into a debt-laden giant is set to pick up pace in the coming weeks with a series of schemes aimed at raising much-needed funding for the now-beleaguered oil and gas company.
That was a fast turn around that I did not see coming. Ethiopia Downplays Loss of Tigray Capital to Rebel Forces
If they are broke, how well do they maintain them? The Lebanese army will start offering tourists helicopter joyrides this week in a bid to boost the coffers of one of the crisis-hit country’s key institutions.
Really funny when you understand why the consent degree was put into place. It was not police who found themselves hobbled by federal oversight. Instead, the uniformly liberal city council was. It was repeatedly blocked in its efforts to defund the police and limit the weapons that could be used for crowd control as a consequence of the consent decree.
The Soviets had a title and a uniform for people whose job it was to ensure the political reliability of the military. The Military Has a Watchdog for Stopping Extremism. Now, It Wants Teeth — and Independence
Slightly outdated article but most of the newer ones focusing on this are paywalled. We Are About to Run Out of Some Stuff