A cache of weapons is assembled on the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy Photo/Released)
Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Washington Post: How Iranian weapons are ending up in Yemen
Weapon shipments intercepted in the Arabian sea by Australian, French and U.S. warships this year contained large quantities of Russian and Iranian weapons, some of which had markings similar to munitions recovered from Houthi fighters in Yemen, according to a new report released by an independent research group Wednesday.
In October, U.S. officials claimed to have captured five shipments of Iranian weapons bound for Yemen. The report, published by Conflict Armament Research, or CAR, draws on markings found on rifles, rocket launchers, anti-tank guided missiles and munitions, providing some of the more concrete evidence to date of Iran’s logistical support to Houthis fighting in Yemen’s nearly two-year-old civil war.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 1, 2016
What's Turkey's military goal in Syria? -- Serhat Erkmen, DW
Obama, trying to protect legacy, unlikely to act on Mideast peace -- Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters
Afghanistan: The U.S. Must Settle In for the Long Haul -- Ronald E. Neumann, Cipher Brief
Confronting North Korea: A War of the Will -- Soo Kim, Cipher Brief
The Surest Measure of How China's Economy Is Losing -- Derek Scissors, RCW
Retired U.S. Admirals Debate China’s Military Might -- John Grady, USNI News
The terrifying lessons of the Philippines’ vigilante president -- Peter Apps, Reuters
Myanmar’s ongoing great power balancing act -- Adam P MacDonald, East Asia Forum
No promises from Putin this time -- Juri Rescheto, DW
What Trump Should Do in Syria -- Kenneth Roth, New York Review Of Books
Trump Takes Aim at ISIS: 30 Days to Solve a Vexing Problem -- John T. Walker, Defense News
The Trump Doctrine -- Alexander Mitchell, RCD
Donald Trump’s New World Order -- Niall Ferguson, American Interest
OPEC gets its cartel mojo back to stop its members going broke: ANALYSIS -- Stephen Letts, ABC News Online
How Putin, Khamenei and Saudi prince got OPEC deal done -- Rania El Gamal, Parisa Hafezi and Dmitry Zhdannikov, Reuters