A look at what the Arab Intervention Force would look like

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The Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen involves nine countries. It’s seen by many in the region as a test run for a proposed joint Arab military force agreed to by the Arab League over the weekend, but there are a lot of questions about the proposed coalition. CCTV’s Nathan King filed this report.

A look at what the Arab Intervention Force would look like look like

A look at what the Arab Intervention Force would look like look like

The Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen involves nine countries. It's seen by many in the region as a test run for a proposed joint Arab military force agreed to by the Arab League over the weekend, but there are a lot of questions about the proposed coalition. CCTV's Nathan King provided a look at what the Arab intervention force would look like.

Highlights:

  • The force could be comprised of 40,000 elite troops plus aircraft, ships and armored vehicles- a unified command based in either Egypt or Saudi Arabi.
  • Some analysts see the absence of US leadership in the region as a reason for more Sunni Arab intervention.

  • Peter Bechtold, former director at the US Foreign Service Institute, on the Yemen Crisis

    For more on the Yemen’s crisis, CCTV spoke to Peter Bechtold. He’s a former director of Near East and North Africa Studies at the US Foreign Service Institute.

    Peter Bechtold, former director at the US Foreign Service Institute, on the Yemen Crisis

    Peter Bechtold, former director at the US Foreign Service Institute, on the Yemen Crisis

    For more on the Yemen's crisis, CCTV spoke to Peter Bechtold. He's a former director of Near East and North Africa Studies at the US Foreign Service Institute.