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With the thoroughness that this recently spotlighted nation requires, this volume examines Kuwait's internal and external security situation after the turbulent days of the Gulf War and investigates continued Western involvement in its safekeeping. It also examines Kuwait's changing role as an energy exporter.
Anthony H. Cordesman is currently a senior fellow and codirector of the Middle East Program, and director of the Middle East Program at CSIS, a military analyst for ABC News and adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University. He has served in senior positions in the office of the secretary of defense, NATO, and the U.S. Senate. Abraham R. Wagner is an independent defense consultant in the area of national security problems working with Science Applications International, Inc., as well as several federal agencies. He has written extensively on Third World military technologies and appeared on ABC News, the BBC, National Public Radio, and CBN to provide expert analysis of the Persian Gulf War.
* Introduction * Kuwaits External Security: The Problem of Iran and Iraq * Political and Economic Stability and Security * Internal Security * Kuwaits Military Forces * Kuwaiti Military Spending and Arms Imports * Kuwaits Military Forces Before the Gulf War * Rebuilding Kuwaits Forces Following the Gulf War * Kuwaits Land Forces Since the Gulf War * Kuwaits Naval Forces Since the Gulf War * Kuwaits Air Forces Since the Gulf War * Kuwaiti Paramilitary and Internal Security Forces * Strategic Interests
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