Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991 (Google eBook)

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U of Nebraska Press - Technology & Engineering - 698 pages
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Kenneth M. Pollack, formerly a Persian Gulf military analyst at the CIA and Director for Persian Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council, describes and analyzes the°military history of the six key Arab states?Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria?during the post?World War II era. He shows in detail how each Arab military grew and learned from its own experiences in response to the specific objectives set for it and within often constrained political, economic, and social circumstances. This first-ever overview of the modern Arab approach to warfare provides a better understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the Arab militaries, some of which are the United States? most likely adversaries, and some of which are our most important allies.
  

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Review: Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991 (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

User Review  - Jerel Wilmore - Goodreads

A very interesting read that looks at the military history of six Arab nations: Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Saudi Arabia from 1948 through 1991. The shorter version is that the Arab world hasn't produced very many good soldiers since the 8th century. Read full review

Review: Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991 (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

User Review  - Andy Veo - Goodreads

Arabs at War is an observation and analysis of the military structure and performance of six Arab nations in the twentieth century: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. The author ... Read full review

Contents

EGYPT
14
IRAQ
148
JORDAN
267
LIBYA
358
SAUDI ARABIA
425
SYRIA
447
CONCLUSIONS AND LESSONS
552
AFTERWORD
585
NOTES
593
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
663
INDEX
685
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Kenneth M. Pollack is Olin Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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