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The Gulf And The West Strategic Relations And Military Realities

By Anthony H Cordesman Copyright 1989
    526 Pages
    by Routledge

    552 Pages
    by Routledge

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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.

    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


    Anthony H. Cordesman