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POLLACK, Kenneth M. Arabs at War : Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991. Lincoln and London : University of Nebraska Press, (2002). First Printing. A Council on Foreign Relations Book. Pp. (7),[viii]-xv,(3),-698,(4). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Studies in War, Society, and the Military series. "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 thesix 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 compl ete postwar histories of virtually all of these countries have been recorded in unclassified form. In particular Pollack focuses on the Arab armies themselves, helping to illuminate the persistent problems they encountered onthe battlefield. He shows in detail how each Arab military grew and learne d frmo its won 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 providesa better understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the Arab mil itaries, some of which are the United States' most likely adversaries and some of which are our most important allies." - from the dustjacket. With notes, selected bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00
Title: Arabs at War : Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 2002, ISBN:0803237332:
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