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The Country Less Taken…


“AsadBabil-Dug-in” by unknown serviceman (US Army) – Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
My latest at the National Interest takes a look at how the war and politics might have played out if Saddam Hussein had decided to follow up the invasion of Kuwait with an attack on Saudi Arabia in August, 1990:

But at the time, many in the United States worried that Saddam Hussein would order his army south, into Saudi Arabia. And in retrospect, giving the United States the time to mobilize a huge army in Saudi Arabia looks like something of a blunder. Would Saddam have had a better chance if he had gambled for higher stakes at the start, and ordered his forces to invade Saudi Arabia?

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