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Arabs at war : military effectiveness, 1948-1991

Author: Kenneth M Pollack
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
Series: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Kenneth M. Pollack, describes and analyzes the military history of the six key Arab states - Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria - listing 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth M Pollack
ISBN: 0803287836 9780803287839
OCLC Number: 55078123
Notes: "A Council on Foreign Relations book."
Based in part on the author's dissertation (doctoral--MIT, 1996) under the title: The influence of Arab culture on Arab military effectiveness, 1948-1991.
Description: xv, 706 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Egypt --
Iraq --
Jordan --
Libya --
Saudi Arabia --
Syria --
Conclusions and lessons.
Series Title: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Responsibility: Kenneth M. Pollack ; with an afterword by the author.
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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. This book shows how each Arab military  Read more...

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"A much needed analysis of Arab military capabilities... A well-researched and thoughtful book. It is a 'must read' at the Pentagon, U.S. Central Command, and in all military and intelligence Read more...

 
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