Accession Number:

ADA359947

Title:

Security Implications of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-12-17

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The author argues that the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Iran-Iraq rivalry, and the lack of progress in the peace process are strong incentives for nations in the region to acquire weapons of mass destruction WMD. He documents Israeli, Iranian, and Arab WMD programs and capabilities, referencing use of WMD in the region. He discusses the reasons why the major regional powers seek WMD capabilities and examines the nature of the proliferation dynamic as well as nonproliferation and counterproliferation approaches applicable to the region. The author offers several recommendations designed to strengthen these efforts and deal more effectively with causes of proliferation.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE