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Saudi Arabia enters the twenty-first century. The military and international security dimensions

Author: Anthony H Cordesman; Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger, 2003.
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"With the continuing importance of Saudi Arabia in regional and world politics, the current and future effectiveness of the Saudi military carries increased significance. Despite recent strains in relations with the U.S., particularly in light of the role Saudis played in the events of September 11, 2001, the Kingdom remains America's key Arab ally. Cordesman studies the challenges faced by the Saudis from both  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony H Cordesman; Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
ISBN: 0275979970 9780275979973 027598091X 9780275980917
OCLC Number: 52885695
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C."
Description: xviii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Saudi Strategic Challenges --
Ch. 2. Saudi Military Leadership, Organization, and Manpower --
Ch. 3. Saudi Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers --
Ch. 4. The Saudi Army --
Ch. 5. The Saudi National Guard --
Ch. 6. The Saudi Navy --
Ch. 7. The Saudi Air Force --
Ch. 8. The Saudi Air Defense Force --
Ch. 9. Saudi Paramilitary and Internal Security Forces --
Ch. 10. Proliferation and Saudi Missile Capabilities --
Ch. 11. Saudi Arabian Security at the Start of the Twenty-First Century.
Other Titles: Military and international security dimensions
Saudi Arabia enters the 21st century
Responsibility: Anthony H. Cordesman.

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With the eyes of the world carefully monitoring tensions in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has increasingly found itself at the centre of political scrutiny in its internal and external relations.  Read more...

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