By Anthony H. Cordesman
The truth of the Arab-Israeli stability now contains subordinate balances: Israel as opposed to Syria and Israel as opposed to the Palestinians. The booklet analyzes those balances intimately and their effect on safety making plans in every one nation and at the total strategic threat to the quarter as an entire. It covers army advancements in each one of six states-Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine-and presents an analytical view with charts and tables of ways the altering natures of the army and political threats confronted by means of each one is impacting its army strength readiness and improvement. The ebook has the main accomplished information on prior, present, and destiny army strength constitution at present on hand, drawn from the widest variety of sources.Responding to the newest of occasions within the zone, this ebook is the 1st to accommodate the consequences at the Arab-Israeli army stability of the strategic uncertainty created via the Iraqi insurgency and the Iranian nuclear application. It additionally experiences how the Gaza pullout, the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon, the altering political panorama in Israel, and the specter of nuclear proliferation are having affects at the Egyptian-Israeli and Jordanian-Israeli peace accords and the clients for a cost among the Palestinians and Israelis. the jobs of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad are analyzed in gentle of the altering political panorama in either Israel and Palestine. Given the position of Syria within the Palestinian-Israeli affairs, the booklet additionally explores the ways in which inner instability in Lebanon may possibly boost right into a local clash.
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50 SA-7B2 395 guns 60 SA-8 92 SA-13 300 SA-14 240 SA-16 250 Redeye 139 M-163 SP 20 mm 40 ZSU-23-4 SP 216 M-42 SP 40 mm 20 SA-7/B 20 mm ZU-23 23 mm 10 M-42A1 40 mm 35 SA-13 20 SA-9 4,000 SA-7 160 SA-8 20 SA-11 100 SA-14 2,050 Guns 650 ZU-23-2 400 ZSU-23-4 SP 300 M-1938 37 mm 675 S-60 57 mm 25 KS-19 100 mm 10 ZSU-5-2 SP Some 4,000 AD arty Jordan Lebanon None Syria 25 Ad Brigades 150 SAM Bty. 560 SA-2/3 220 SA-6 48 SA-5 Chaparral 150 ZU-23 23 mm 60 ZSU-23-4 SP M-39 37 mm 150 L-70 40 mm Note: Syria has S-300 SAMs on order from Russia.
Cordesman from the IISS, The Military Balance, and Jane’s Fighting Ships, various editions.
7 show just how dependent Israel is on reserve vs. active manpower. Israel has a very small active force, but if its high-quality reserves are added to its total actives, its force strength is far more competitive with its Arab neighbors. • Egypt’s manpower has been relatively static since the early 1980s, and its high numbers reflect civil pressures to use conscription as a means of ‘‘nation building’’ and employment as well as efforts to maintain a large force structure for military purposes.
Arab-Israeli Military Forces in an Era of Asymmetric Wars (Praeger Security International) by Anthony H. Cordesman