Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991

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Note on indexing of Arabic names: Many Arabic names take the form of "'Abd al-Something, with the "something” being one of the ninety-nine names of Allah. Translated, these names mean "servant of God.” Arabs often employ a shorthand that uses only the last part of such names, which is often how most Westerners know them: hence, Gamal 'Abd an-Nasr is referred to simply as "Nasser.” In all cases, these names have been indexed under A.Note on indexing of Arabic tribal names: Other Arabic names, especially those in tribal societies such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Jordan, consist of a string of names in which an individual's first name is joined to that of his father. As a result, there may be no single name by which all ancestors in the same family could be identified. For example, the name Saddam Husayn consists of Saddam's own first name (Saddam) and that of his father (Husayn), and Saddam's sons' full names are Udayy Saddam and Qusayy Saddam. Saddam Husayn's father's full name was Husayn al-Majid; 'Abd al-Majid was Saddam's grandfather's name. In some cases, this relationship is indicated by the use of the Arabic words "ibn” or "bin” (for men), which means "son of (e.g., Fahd ibn 'Abd al-Aziz). In other cases, no patronymic is used (e.g., Salah Abud Mahmud). In this index, for all of these cases, the names have been indexed according to the first initial of the person's first name; therefore, Saddam Husayn appears under S.
Abadan, 189, 195, 200
Abdallah ibn Husayn, King of Jordan, 267, 271, 279, 282, 285, 287
Abdallah ibn 'Abd al-Aziz, Crown Prince, 430
'Abd al-Aziz, Lt. Col, 16—17
'Abd al-Aziz, Mansour, 379
'Abd al-Nasser, Gamal, 27, 58, 88—90, 9293, 97—98, 104—5, 340, 426; actions in Sinai-Suez War, 32, 36, 44—47, 70; actions in Six Day War, 58, 61—62, 70, 297—98; appeal to Libyan officers, 359; foreign policy objectives of, 48; forms UAR, 458—59; impact on Saudi military,
426—27; politicization of Egyptian mili- tary, 28, 47; professionalization of Egyp- tian military, 28, 126; relationship with Qadhafi, 361; strategy for War of Attri- tion, 90—91; strategy toward Yemen, 4849, 55—56
'Abd al-Rashid, Lt. Gen. Maher, 209, 218
Abéche, 382
al-Abraq, 141—42
Abu Ageilah, 31, 61, 72; battle of (1956), 3235, 554, 573, 580—81; battle of (1967), 67—70, 554, 573, 580
Abu Tor, 306, 313
Acyl, Ahmed, 376—77

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