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 themilitary history of the six key Arab states Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria during 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."
Arabs at War
University of Nebraska Press
Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991
Studies in War, Society, and the Military series