Accession Number:

ADA222902

Title:

Security and Defense of the Middle East

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Throughout the 19th century the great powers recognized the strategic value of the Middle East as the gateway to Asia and made attempts to neutralize it or, if possible, to seize it for themselves as an area of influence. During both World War I and II, the Middle East played a major role in the grand strategy of the major contestants. The importance of the regions oil and its strategic location on the air and sea routes between Europe and Africa, Southeast Asia and the Far East involved the Middle East in the bipolar conflict between superpower and local conflicts and potential conflicts in the area. So the Middle East has gone from war to war. The world is now aware that the question of Palestine is the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict and that the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people must be respected. The problem can be solved by achieving a comprehensive and just peace settlement which ensures the legitimate rights of Palestinian people, guarantees security and stability in the Middle East region and enhances international peace and security by trade in the land with peace. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE