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Old 03-08-2014   #1
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Default US Special Forces Sent to Train Iraqi Special Forces in Jordan

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US Special Forces Sent to Train Iraqi Special Forces in Jordan

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Default A Military Practitioner’s Guide to Jordan

A Military Practitioner’s Guide to Jordan

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Default Jordan: a small nation in an unenviable place

Prompted by a BBC News report a new thread has been created for this small country, that tries to simply survive amidst a hostile environment with a surfeit of enemies to hand and a some friends too.

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IS and al-Nusra recruiters have found rich pickings for their cause here: more than 2,000 young Jordanians have left for Syria to join proscribed terrorist groups....Jordan is formally at war with IS after it burned to death one of its downed pilots in January....Western diplomats in the region fear it could be only a matter of time before IS hit back with an attack inside Jordan.
Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32782439

IIRC the pilots murder appeared on SWC within the main ISIS thread.

A very concise BBC profile:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14631981
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Interesting that this post shows up a weekend after I return from supporting Exercise EAGER LION for 35 days in Amman. I'll be the lead planner for it next year and already have about six months of interaction with the Jordanian Armed Forces under my belt.

it is a very unique country with a long and rich history, beautiful landscape throughout its border, and a largely welcoming people.

I read "The Prince of Our Disorder" last year and although it was focused on Lawrence's psychological makeup, it was filled with historical tidbits that frame the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Turkish and British ambitions on the region, and the backstory behind the Hashemite Kingdom very well.
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Default Jordan Reaches the Refugee Saturation Point

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While Syrians constitute the largest segment of foreign nationals in Jordan, however, the census shows that some 3 million of its 9.5 million residents are not Jordanian. These include nearly 636,000 Egyptians, 131,000 Iraqis, 31,000 Yemenis, 23,000 Libyans, and 634,000 non-naturalized Palestinians.
Link:http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/p...turation-point
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Default The enemy within: Jordan's battle with homegrown terror

A short report after an eleven hour gun battle in Irbid:http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/en...rism-481722991
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