Saudi Arabia / Edition 1

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Overview


Since the Gulf War, Saudi Arabia’s tenuous security situation has been altered by an ongoing U.S. presence. This volume provides detailed analysis of the state of the Saudi economy and military forces, its growing internal security problems and the stability of its regime, and its reliability as an energy exporter.
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Meet the Author


Anthony H. Cordesman is currently a senior fellow and codirector of the Middle East Program, and director of the Middle East Program at CSIS, a military analyst for ABC News and adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University. He has served in senior positions in the office of the secretary of defense, NATO, and the U.S. Senate. Abraham R. Wagner is an independent defense consultant in the area of national security problems working with Science Applications International, Inc., as well as several federal agencies. He has written extensively on Third World military technologies and appeared on ABC News, the BBC, National Public Radio, and CBN to provide expert analysis of the Persian Gulf War.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 External Security Issues 7
3 Internal Change and Internal Security 21
4 Economic and Social Issues 47
5 Oil and Petroleum Related Issues 77
6 Saudi Military Forces 93
7 The Saudi Army 119
8 The Saudi National Guard 137
9 The Saudi Navy 142
10 The Saudi Air Force 151
11 The Saudi Air Defense Force 169
12 Saudi Paramilitary and Internal Security Forces 175
13 Saudi Missile Capabilities 178
14 Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, and the West 181
Sources and Methods 197
Notes 199
About the Book and Author 220
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