Accession Number : ADA323895

Title :   The Implications of the Possible End of the Arab-Israeli Conflict for Gulf Security,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Khalilzad, Zalmay M. ; Shlapak, David A. ; Byman, Daniel L.

PDF Url : ADA323895

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The Arab-Israel peace process has made significant strides in recent years. Historically, the conflict between Arabs and the Jewish state has complicated U.S. dealings-including arms sales, military presence, and military operations-in the Middle East, particularly in the vital Gulf region. The conflict's possible end may offer the chance for the United States to improve its position in the region. The purpose of this report is to explore the implications of a possible end of the Arab-Israeli conflict for U.S. military-especially Air Force-operations in the Persian Gulf region. Such a study is necessary if the United States is to take advantage of the many and diverse benefits of peace, which will affect U.S. operations throughout the Middle East.

Descriptors :   *ARABS, *CONFLICT, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, *ISRAELIS, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, PERSIAN GULF, AREA SECURITY, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE