By Anthony H. Cordesman
The truth of the Arab-Israeli stability now comprises subordinate balances: Israel as opposed to Syria and Israel as opposed to the Palestinians. The publication analyzes those balances intimately and their influence on safety making plans in each one nation and at the total strategic probability to the area as a complete. It covers army advancements in every one of six states-Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine-and presents an analytical view with charts and tables of the way the altering natures of the army and political threats confronted through each one is impacting its army strength readiness and improvement. The booklet has the main complete information on prior, present, and destiny army strength constitution at the moment to be had, drawn from the widest variety of sources.Responding to the latest of occasions within the sector, this booklet is the 1st to accommodate the consequences at the Arab-Israeli army stability of the strategic uncertainty created by means of the Iraqi insurgency and the Iranian nuclear software. It additionally reports how the Gaza pullout, the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon, the altering political panorama in Israel, and the specter of nuclear proliferation are having affects at the Egyptian-Israeli and Jordanian-Israeli peace accords and the customers for a cost among the Palestinians and Israelis. the jobs of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad are analyzed in gentle of the altering political panorama in either Israel and Palestine. Given the position of Syria within the Palestinian-Israeli affairs, the e-book additionally explores the ways in which inner instability in Lebanon may perhaps improve right into a neighborhood clash.
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2 Israel vs. Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon in 2006 model of the military balance, it is not impossible. 1. 3 reflects what may be a more ‘‘realistic’’ picture of the balance. It compares operational Israeli and Syrian forces, and the ratios are reversed in Israel’s favor. This comparison may do more, however, to explain why Syria is deterred from military adventures than portray what might happen in war. Israel’s quantitative lead is matched by a similar qualitative lead. 4 shows, this lead is almost certain to grow in the near term.
15 mine warfare craft (6 oceangoing and 7 coastal). 3 Landing ship medium (LSM), and 9 Landing craft utility (LCU). 12 air-to-surface missiles and 15 ASW helicopters, and some UAVs. Coast defense force manned by army under naval command, with SSC-2b Samlet and 3/3 Ootomat 1 launchers, and some 100-mm, 130-mm, and 152-mm guns. 2,000-man coast guard with 60 small boats, including 14 PCIs, 18 PFI less than 100 tons, and 7 Bertram patrol boats. 13 light patrol craft of less than 100 tons. None None None None 25 armed boats.
This more than 12:1 lead in new agreements is particularly important because so many advances have taken place in precision-guided munitions, munitions lethality, sensor systems, and the ‘‘netcentric’’ integration of battle management, intelligence, targeting, tracking, and communications systems during the years involved. Syria has had to fall far behind in force quality. One important caveat that must be kept in mind, however, is that Israel is a comparatively small country surrounded on three sides by Arab nations.
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