Let us take Avdeevka (a key Donbass stronghold) first, and then we will talk.So what now? In order to crush the enemy and impose our will, we need an effective strategy, a plan for successful combat operations.
On Saturday, that goal was officially achieved.
Yemen has the misfortune to inhabit strategic real estate. Lying at the southern end of the Arabian peninsula, Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea down to the Bab el-Mandeb strait to its west, the Gulf of Aden to the south and Oman to its east. Its territory also includes islands in the Red Sea and around the Bab el-Mandeb strait. The strait, an 18-mile gap between the east coast of Africa and the Arabian peninsula, is a potential chokepoint for the heavily-used shipping route from the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.The crux of the matter is: who controls Yemen, controls vital shipping lanes. And, to the consternation of all, it turns out to be the Houthis, who have exercised this ability to attempt to force Israel to cease its genocide in Gaza. So now the Western Powers are back to outright bombing Yemen...