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Iran's military forces in transition : conventional threats and weapons of mass destruction

Author: Anthony H Cordesman
Publisher: Westport, Connecticut : Praeger, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this analysis of Iran's military forces, the author argues that the continuation of its defensive security posture at the close of the 20th century depends as much on economic factors as on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony H Cordesman
ISBN: 9780275965297 0275965295
OCLC Number: 39800621
Description: x, 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Iran's Strategic Perspective --
3. The Control and Leadership of Iran's Military Forces --
4. Iranian Conventional Arms Transfers and Military Industry --
5. Iran's Military Manpower --
6. Iranian Land Forces --
7. The Iranian Air Force --
8. Iranian Ground-Based Air Defenses --
9. Iran's Naval Forces --
10. Iran's Conventional War-Fighting Options --
11. Iran and Weapons of Mass Destruction --
12. Iranian Reasons for Pursuing Weapons of Mass Destruction --
13. Plans, Doctrine, and War-Fighting Options --
14. Dealing with Uncertainty --
15. Iran's Delivery Systems and Long-Range Missile Programs --
16. Iranian Terrorism, Unconventional Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction --
17. Iranian Delivery Systems and War-Fighting Capabilities using Weapons of Mass Destruction --
18. Iranian Chemical Weapons --
19. Iranian Biological Weapons --
20. Iranian Nuclear Weapons --
21. The Uncertain Implications of Iran's Weapons of Mass Destruction --
22. Iran's Military Future and the Proper Response.
Responsibility: Anthony H. Cordesman.

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