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Saudi oil attack highlights Middle East’s drone war

In The News, 17 September 2019
Military Sciences, Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East is particularly vulnerable to drone attacks “because it has a lot of centralised economic assets which are critical”, said Jack Watling, a research fellow in land defence at the London-based Royal United Services Institute. “Their countries are dependent on oil and have relatively badly-protected installations,” he said. “It’s a target-rich environment with existing conflicts occurring across large swaths of the region.” 

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Dr Jack Watling
Research Fellow, Land Warfare

Dr Jack Watling is a Research Fellow at RUSI, responsible for the study of Land Warfare. Jack has recently published detailed studies of... read more