The Military Balance in the Middle East: Assessing the Balance, Total Forces, Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers
February 19, 2004
This book is intended to be a reference for military analysts, arms control specialists, and experts on the region, and to provide a picture of military developments that few regional governments are willing to make public, but which shape security developments in the most heavily armed region in the world. The following chapters provide a detailed picture of the quantitative and qualitative trends in the military balance in the Middle East and North Africa, and of the levels of military forces, the levels of military spending and arms imports in each country. They describe national efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction and provide summary assessments of proliferation and the size and nature of the terrorist and extremist forces in the region.