US security force assistance missions to Arab partner states have had limited success, due in part to a tendency to impose American doctrine, which embodies American cultural values and norms, on Arab armed forces. Accordingly, US security force assistance missions should train Arab partners to fight in a manner better suited to their own cultural preferences and operational requirements.
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Michael J. Eisenstadt & Kenneth M. Pollack, "Training Better Arab Armies," Parameters 50, no. 3 (2020), doi:10.55540/0031-1723.2677.