Monday, November 10, 2014
One of the best allies that the United States has had in the Middle East is the United Arab Emirates or UAE. The UAE has been in Afghanistan since 2003 when it sent its Special Forces to fight alongside U.S. Army Special Forces. They recently withdrew their Special Forces in the past year. The UAE has also been an ally in the fight against the Islamic State. Read more in "In the UAE, the United States has a quiet, potent ally nicknamed 'Little Sparta'", The Washington Post, November 9, 2014.