The Military in the Middle East: Problems in Society and Government

The Military in the Middle East: Problems in Society and Government

The Military in the Middle East: Problems in Society and Government

The Military in the Middle East: Problems in Society and Government

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The papers contained in this volume were presented at the Graduate Institute for World Affairs of the Ohio State University during a three-day conference, November 30--December 2, 1961, on the subject "The Role of the Military in Society and Government in the Middle East." It was an open gathering with formal papers, invited discussion leaders for each paper, and free and informal discussion concluding each session.

Dr. John C. Campbell had the difficult assignment of drawing together the points of the several papers and the comments and valuable contributions of the ensuing discussions. His synthesis was so well received by the conference that many suggested that his remarks and pertinent observations, rather than be lost, should be included in the published proceedings of the conference. He was persuaded to compose his thoughts and conclusions into an article, and, thus, his essay should be read in this light.

In conjunction with this conference, Dr. William R. Polk gave an address as the inaugural ceremony for the opening of the Graduate Institute for World Affairs. Since the timeliness and significance of his words coincided in part with the topic of this conference, it has been considered suitable to include his address as an appendix to this volume.

Each contributor has revised his paper benefiting from more hindsight, the generous advice and counsel of those in attendance, and the . . .

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