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Author Cordesman, Anthony H., author.

Title The Arab-U.S. strategic partnership and the changing security balance in the Gulf : joint and asymmetric warfare, missiles and missile defense, civil war and non-state actors, and outside powers / author, Anthony H. Cordesman, with Michael Peacock.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Center for Strategic & International Studies ; Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 603 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
text file PDF
Note "October 2015."
"A report of the CSIS Burke Chair in Strategy."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-603).
Contents The security balance : the changing balance of the Gulf forces and regional threats -- Military expenditures -- Arms imports -- Ground forces -- Naval forces -- Air forces -- Land-based air defense forces -- Surface-to-surface missiles -- Missile defenses -- Nuclear forces -- Extremism and terrorism, failed state wars and paramilitary and security forces -- U.S. forces in the Gulf and total power projection capabilities.
Summary "The ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war against ISIL, the instability in Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the conflict in Yemen have all caused major changes in the security situation in the Persian Gulf and in the regional military balance. The strategic partnership between Arab Gulf states, and with the United States and other outside states, must now evolve to deal with conventional military threats and a range of new threats, including ideological extremists, non-state actors and their state sponsors, and a growing range of forces designed to fight asymmetric wars. This new report ... provides a 2015 assessment of the Gulf military balance, the military capabilities of each Gulf state, the role of the United States as a security partner, and the priorities for change in the structure of both the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab Gulf military partnership with the United States. The assessment goes far beyond the conventional military balance and examines how force developments in the region affect joint and asymmetric warfare, missiles and missile defense, nuclear forces, as well as terrorism, the role of non-state actors, and outside powers"--Publisher's web site.
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Subject Security, International -- Persian Gulf Region.
Military weapons -- Persian Gulf Region.
Ballistic missiles -- Persian Gulf Region.
Ballistic missile defenses -- Persian Gulf Region.
Nuclear weapons -- Persian Gulf Region.
Persian Gulf Region -- Armed Forces.
Persian Gulf Region -- Defenses.
United States -- Military relations -- Persian Gulf Region.
Persian Gulf Region -- Military relations -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
Armed Forces.
Ballistic missile defenses.
Ballistic missiles.
Military readiness.
Military relations.
Military weapons.
Nuclear weapons.
Security, International.
Middle East -- Persian Gulf Region.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Peacock, Michael, author.
CSIS Burke Chair in Strategy, issuing body.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.), publisher.
Added Title Arab-United States strategic partnership and the changing security balance in the Gulf
ISBN 9781442258990 electronic bk.
1442258993 electronic bk.
9781442258983 (pb)
1442258985 (pb)