A Military History of the Modern Middle East by James Brian McNabb

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Other than a few annoying line editing errors and a couple of factual mistakes (the USS Kitty Hawk was not a nuclear powered aircraft carrier), this is a very solid introductory volume to understanding war and conflict in this turbulent region.
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This timely study synthesizes past history with the major military events and dynamics of the 20th- and 21st-century Middle East, helping readers understand the region's present―and look into its future.


• Presents the evolution of combat and military thought in the region from ancient times into the contemporary era, summarizing the impact of the ancient and medieval worlds on the modern Middle East

• Provides a synthesis of Middle Eastern politics, geo-strategy, and military operations

• Discusses key religious and cultural dynamics that have driven events in the region

• Focuses on pivotal moments as catalysts for change in the region

• Examines the nexus between elite interests, factionalism, and the problem of development as it relates to conflict and military decision making

 

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Published March 9, 2017 by Praeger. 475 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Jerry Lenaburg on Mar 30 2017

Other than a few annoying line editing errors and a couple of factual mistakes (the USS Kitty Hawk was not a nuclear powered aircraft carrier), this is a very solid introductory volume to understanding war and conflict in this turbulent region.

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