Cordesman (strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies) assesses what we know of the potential of Iraq's military capabilities as of August 2002. There are several appendices with tables of military combat strength of the countries in the Persian Gulf, their recent arms supplies agreements, and Iraqi arms purchases. The volume is not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORNevertheless, it had 259 combat ships in its battle forces, plus 18 SSBNS, 25 support ships, and 15 reserve ships, for a ... These figures are so dated, however, that they do not reflect the fact that the United States has slowly cut its presence in the ... It is almost a tautology, however, that the United States will not deploy forces for a major invasion unless it gets a ... At the same time, nations often change their minds when they come under direct pressure from the United States and theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Iraq's Military Capabilities in 2002|
|Author||:||Anthony H. Cordesman|
|Publisher||:||CSIS - 2002|