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Author Pollack, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Michael), 1966-

Title Arabs at war : military effectiveness, 1948-1991 / Kenneth M. Pollack ; with an afterword by the author
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2004


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Description xv, 706 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Series Studies in war, society, and the military
Studies in war, society, and the military.
Contents Understanding modern Arab military effectiveness -- 1. Egypt -- 2. Iraq -- 3. Jordan -- 4. Libya -- 5. Saudi Arabia -- 6. Syria
Summary "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 of the modern Arab approach to warfare provides a better understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the Arab militaries, some of which are the United States' most likely adversaries, and some of which are our most important allies."--BOOK JACKET
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [663]-683) and index
Subject Arab countries -- Armed Forces.
Arab countries -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Arab countries -- Military policy.
LC no. 2004008790
ISBN 0803287836 (paperback)