By Kenneth M. Pollack

Kenneth M. Pollack, previously a Persian Gulf army analyst on the CIA and Director for Persian Gulf Affairs on the nationwide safety Council, describes and analyzes the military historical past of the six key Arab states—Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria—during the post–World warfare II period. He exhibits intimately how each one Arab army grew and discovered from its personal studies according to the explicit goals set for it and inside usually restricted political, fiscal, and social situations. This first-ever evaluation of the trendy Arab method of conflict offers a greater knowing of the features and barriers of the Arab militaries, a few of that are the us’ probably adversaries, and a few of that are our most vital allies.

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