The Gulf And The West: Strategic Relations And Military Realities, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Gulf And The West

Strategic Relations And Military Realities, 1st Edition

By Anthony H Cordesman


526 pages

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This book examines the military capabilities of various potential threats, the capabilities of Saudi Arabia and other friendly Gulf states, and the capabilities of Western power projection forces.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Overview -- Western Strategic Interests in the Southern Gulf -- The Military Build-Up in the Gulf and the Role of the USSR -- The Regional Threats to the Southern Gulf States -- The Southern Gulf States and Western Power Projection Capabilities -- The Military Capabilities and Vulnerabilities of the Southern Gulf States -- The Development of Saudi Forces -- The Regional Role of the Saudi Air Force -- The Saudi Arms Sale Crisis of 1985–1986 -- The West Enters the Gulf: 1985–1987 -- The West and Naval Conflict in the Gulf: 1987 -- The Future of Western Strategic Relations with the Southern Gulf

About the Author

Anthony H. Cordesman

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