The worst outbreak of Coronavirus in the Middle East, so far, is in Iran. Thousands have died and tens of thousands have been exposed to the virus. An overlooked developing crisis parallel to Iran’s is the situation of the country’s neighbors across the Persian Gulf. Beyond the civilian element affecting Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE; tens of thousands of American military personnel are also stationed in these countries. Once facing the Iranian threat and ISIS, they are now involved in combating the invisible enemy: Covid-19. Join in to listen to Mr. Roman discuss the nexus of the Coronavirus, Gulf countries’ reactions in the region, and how US Central Command is assisting our allies, while preserving American national security interests.
The recent prison break of arch-terrorist Zakaria Zubeidi and five others was facilitated by the Israeli penal system’s extraordinary accommodations for prisoners. In a speech to the House of Commons in 1952, Winston Churchill said, “A prisoner of war is