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The final outcome of the Yemen situation is far from clear

This is a continuation of hundreds of years of Ottoman-Persian, Sunni-Sh’ia conflict, interrupted only by significant Western presence in the Middle East after World War I and the rigorously secular Pahlavi dynasty in Iran.  For the very first time the hugely expensive Saudi air force will be put to the test.  It should have no problem prevailing since the Houthis have no air force, but as we know, air attacks alone will not permanently affect the situation on the ground. 

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