Accession Number:

ADA229950

Title:

Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East: Strategies and Scenarios

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

Despite the efforts of the nuclear non-proliferation regimes and that of the United States, Israel, among other countries, has crossed the nuclear threshold and possesses nuclear bombs. The balance of power, in the Middle East, has shifted in favor of Israel. Furthermore, the presence of nuclear weapons has impacted on the military strategies in the region. On the other hand, Israels destruction of Osiraq reactor has stalled an ambitious nuclear program in the Arab world. The Arab countries, however, possess weapons of counter value-- chemical and biological--and do not need to embark on nuclear weapons programs. The ultimate proposal is to have a nuclear weapons free zone in the Middle East.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE