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

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

Published 1997

by Zalmay Khalilzad, David A. Shlapak, Daniel Byman


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This report is intended to help the U.S. military — especially the U.S. Air Force — capitalize on changes in the Middle East security environment that may come about after a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. It offers an overview of how the Arab-Israeli dispute has complicated U.S. efforts to defend the Persian Gulf region and details ways in which Israeli participation might aid the U.S. Air Force in future crises if peace reduces the stigma attached to an Israeli security role in the area. The report concludes by noting the implications of the above points for the U.S. military.

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This study was conducted as part of the Strategy and Doctrine program of Project AIR FORCE, headed by Dr. Zalmay M. Khalilzad. The study was sponsored by the Director of Plans, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force (AF/XOX).

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