This annual reference provides a statistical study of military trends in the Middle East and a collection of essays analyzing the details and strategic significance of events in the region. With this edition, The Middle East Military Balance moves to a calendar-year basis. The description and analysis in this volume cover the years 1984 and 1985, and the figures presented are correct as of late 1985. Part I surveys. the major strategic developments in the region during the period under review. Part II presents battle order. information on the armed forces in the region and assesses the capabilities of the major military establishments. Part III analyzes various sub-regional military balances. And Part IV provides updated reference materials - comparative tables, a ·glossary of weaponry, maps and abbreviations.