sieges

War Strategy in the Middle East

War strategy in the Middle East may still conform

to those of the Afrika Korps and the Arab Legion,

but with some significant critiques.

Presently, there has been no utilization of such weapons  as

helicopter gunships, or modern heavy tanks.

The introduction of shoulder-fired missiles prohibits

the use of these weapons.

These are also vulnerable to sandstorms which

gets in through the filters.

The main thing, though, was the utter disregard

for the benefits from battle strategies

such as the simple siege.

The reason for the extended life of the pseudo army

that is the ISIS is that it still enjoys an endless

supply of provisions and ammunition.

A siege of an area such as Mosul would surround the city

and their supply lines would be cut.

The idea is to block communication from the rear.

But then again, sieges are ancient strategy,

but they will still work.