Worth Checking Out…..

 For those who don’t read The National on a daily basis, I highly recommend adding it to your Favorites because there is no other English language outlet that consistently puts out quality stuff on the Middle East.   This week’s Review has contributions from Nir Rosen and Andrew Exum:

1) In  Louder_Than_Bombs:

Israel and Hizbollah beat the drums of war – but can tough talk itself keep the peace? Andrew Exum considers the paradox of deterrence

2) And in Riding_Shotgun:

American combat forces may be leaving Iraq by the end of 2011 – but the army of guns for hire isn’t going anywhere. Nir Rosen spends a month inside the world of Baghdad’s private security companies.