Possible Postwar Force Requirements for Persian Gulf: How Little is Enough?
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This Note presents a methodology developed in 1990 for estimating the forces that would be needed to defend Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the aftermath of the crisis in the Persian Gulf. RAND created a simple, new requirements model for this work, and the Note describes the results of a preliminary analysis. Although the work was concluded in the second half of 1990, before the beginning of Operation Desert Storm, the analysis nevertheless retains much of its relevance. The research was sponsored by the Commander in Chief, United States Central Command, and the Joint Staff. It was conducted in RANDs National Defense Research Institute NDRI, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff. Comments on this work are welcome, and should be directed either to the authors or to Charles T. Kelley, Director of RANDs International Security and Defense Strategy Program, which carried out the research.
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