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Arabs at war : military effectiveness, 1948-1991

Author: Kenneth M Pollack
Publisher: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, 2004
Series: Studies in war, society, and the military
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperbackprintView all editions and formats
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Kenneth M. Pollack, formerly a Persian Gulf military analyst at the CIA and Director for Persian Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council, 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 is the first time that the complete postwar histories of virtually all of these countries have been recorded in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth M Pollack
ISBN: 9780803237339 0803287836 9780803287839 0803237332
OCLC Number: 873622636
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
Machine generated contents note: Understanding Modern Arab Military Effectiveness, i. 1. Egypt, 14. 2. Iraq, 148. 3. Jordan, 267. 4. Libya, 358. 5. Saudi Arabia, 425. 6. Syria, 447. Conclusions and Lessons, 552. Notes, 585. Selected Bibliography, 655. Index, 677
Understanding Modern Arab Military Effectiveness, i 1. Egypt, 14 2. Iraq, 148 3. Jordan, 267 4. Libya, 358 5. Saudi Arabia, 425 6. Syria, 447 Conclusions and Lessons, 552 Notes, 585 Selected Bibliography, 655 Index, 677
Description: xv, 706 s. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Tables; List of Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments Understanding Modern Arab Military Effectiveness 1. Egypt; 2. Iraq; 3. Jordan; 4. Libya; 5. Saudi Arabia; 6. Syria Conclusions and Lessons Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
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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