National Security in Saudi Arabia: Threats, Responses, and Challenges

By Anthony H. Cordesman; Nawaf Obaid | Go to book overview
Contents
TABLES AND FIGURESxv
AcKNOWLEDGMENTSxix
INIRODUCTIONxxi
Changing Nature of Alliancesxxi
The Broader Nature of the Saudi Security Effortxxii
Saudi Security and the Role of the Westxxiii
I.THE NEW BALANCE OF THREATS IN THE GULF REGION1
Instability in Iraq2
The Decline of Iraq's Military Forces3
Iraq's Military Capabilities in the Post-Saddam Era4
The Emergence of a New Iraqi Threat?8
Threat from Yemen8
Yemen's Conventional Forces9
Border Issues and Defenses12
Saudi Vulnerability in the Red Sea Area12
The Threat from Iran13
Iranian Conventional Forces15
Iranian Military Expenditures15
Iranian Arms Imports15
Other Problems in Military Modernization16
The Iranian Army17
Iranian Tank Strength18
Other Iranian Armor19
Iranian Antitank Weapons21
Iranian Artillery Strength22
Iranian Surface-to-Surface Missiles25
Iranian Army Air Defense Systems32

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