Why Arabs Lose Wars

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An article you'll all find interesting even it was written ages ago.

Arabic-speaking armies have been generally ineffective in the modern era. Egyptian regular forces did poorly against Yemeni irregulars in the 1960s.1 Syrians could only impose their will in Lebanon during the mid-1970s by the use of overwhelming weaponry and numbers.2 Iraqis showed ineptness against an Iranian military ripped apart by revolutionary turmoil in the 1980s and could not win a three-decades-long war against the Kurds.3 The Arab military performance on both sides of the 1990 Kuwait war was mediocre.4 And the Arabs have done poorly in nearly all the military confrontations with Israel. Why this unimpressive record?

You can read the whole article below. It's rather lengthy.

Why Arabs Lose Wars :: Middle East Quarterly
 

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Is it they are really that bad or is it that other organization are exponentially better?
 

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It never was so all the time. Maybe they didn't bother trying to improve their military capabilities for some reason? I'm sure it had little to do with tech because money can buy anything and Arab nations have a lot of it [money, that is].
 
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