08 December 2019

Saudis have come for U.S. military training for decades. Here's why and how.


The Saudi military student who shot and killed three people on Friday at a naval base in Florida was part of U.S. foreign military training programs that go back decades at bases and colleges. Military officers, usually handpicked by leaders in their home countries, receive training in U.S. military doctrine and tactics — including how to use U.S.-made weapons, which often their countries have purchased — as well as instruction in the American political and legal systems.Since the end of World [...]