This book analyses the interrelations between Western and Saudi strategic concerns and argues that pressure from the Israeli lobby within US domestic politics must not be allowed to interfere within the proper provisioning of the Saudi armed forces, especially the air force.
1. Overview 2. Western Strategic Interests in Saudi Arabia 3. Saudi Arabia and Western Power Projection Capabilities 4. Regional Threats and the Military Build-up in the Gulf 5. The Development of Saudi Forces 6. The Pivotal Role of the Saudi Air Force 7. The Saudi Arms Sale Crisis of 1985-1986 8. Key Issues Affecting Western and Saudi Relations 9. The Future of Western and Saudi Strategic Relations