A war against Iraq will totally sap the security system in the Middle East, Palestinian National Authority leader Yasser Arafat said Monday as he spoke at the Palestine Legislative Assembly.
Arafat called on the international community to prevent a war in the Persian Gulf region and urged the "Middle East quartet" - Russia, the U.S., the EU and the UN - to formulate a mechanism for the implementation of the "road map" of Palestinian-Israeli settlement and to send international observers to the region.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
Not that long ago, American soldiers would train their skills to counter insurgent and partisan military organizations. These days, they are trained to show resistance to the regular army of a potential adversary