Accession Number : ADA308670

Title :   Weapons Sales to the Middle East and Arms Control in the New World Order.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Moore, Larry D.

PDF Url : ADA308670

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Because of a decline in U.S. defense spending and the need for a Defense Industrial Base to sustain a globally competitive edge in a buyer's market through the sale of arms, weapons control is a key area of concern. A U.S. goal in the post Cold War environment is to keep weapons, and the associated manufacturing of high technology away from countries who might direct them against our forces, or in ways which place regional or global stability at risk. This study explores the surge of weapons buying by countries in the Middle East, and the U.S. policy towards conventional arms transfers to these countries.

Descriptors :   *MIDDLE EAST, *ARMS CONTROL, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, WEAPONS, CONTROL, STABILITY, GLOBAL, COMMERCE, COMPETITION, MANUFACTURING, RISK, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, WEAPON CONTROL, COLD WAR, MILITARY BUDGETS, POSTWAR OPERATIONS, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE