Accession Number : AD0761436

Title :   Crisis in Jordan: 1970.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gerard,Robert J.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : What prompted the September crisis which pitted Arab against Arab in the bloodiest civil war that Jordan has known. An examination of the key participants, including the King, the King's Army, and the Palestinian guerillas in terms of recent history helps one to understand some of the problems which Hussein faced in 1970. Although the King was sympathetic to the guerilla cause, the use of Jordan as a training ground and base of operations caused many problems. When the guerillas challenged his authority directly in 1970, he had no choice except to fight. His victory may be short lived, because the large problem, the Arab-Israeli conflict, remains unsolved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JORDAN, *GUERRILLA WARFARE), FOREIGN POLICY, ISRAEL, ARABIA, COLD WAR, SYRIA, LEBANON

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE