25 Days to Aden: The Unknown Story of Arabian Elite Forces at War (Hardcover)

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25 Days to Aden: The Unknown Story of Arabian Elite Forces at War (Hardcover)


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25 Days to Aden is the story of how in a week in 2015 the Gulf States pulled together a ten-nation coalition and the biggest military operation they ever launched unilaterally. It is an amazing account of Arab militaries doing what America would not, preventing Iran from taking a foothold on the Arabian Peninsula.

The risks for global security were huge: Iran already overshadowed one of the world's greatest maritime straits, at Hormuz, and now it sought to dominate the southern approaches to the Suez Canal as well. Aden had to hold out against the Houthis. The Gulf States were used to America stepping up at such moments, but the White House was partway through negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran. No help would come from Washington. Instead, for the first time, the Gulf States acted alone.

Told by an expert communicator on the region, it is a unique story. If the US is truly a global empire in decline, then the story may hold important pointers for a future of warfare driven by emergent powers in the gap left by the withdrawal of American influence.
Dr Michael Knights is British-born, a Londoner and an American citizen. Michael Knights is an unusual mixture of academic, conflict-zone practitioner, and policy advisor to Western governments. He received his PhD on Middle Eastern security for the Department of War Studies, King's College, London and has been an advisor to all the post-9/11 US administrations and a range of European and Arab governments. Michael is a sought-after commentator on Middle Eastern conflict, both by top-tier television, radio and print media. He has over 25,000 followers on Twitter and regularly publishes widely-read analyses on Middle East security as a senior fellow with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He is the author of a number of books and monographs on the region.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800815094
ISBN-10: 1800815093
Publisher: Ips - Profile Books
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English