Israel and Syria: The Military Balance and Prospects of War by Anthony H. Cordesman

By Anthony H. Cordesman

Israel and Syria: the army stability and customers of warfare presents a close and present photograph of the army functions of Israel and Syria, reflecting the adjustments and classes of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in 2006 and different contemporary conflicts. It deals large research, supported through tables and charts, at the traits in army spending, hands imports and know-how transfers, army manpower, guns, and orders of conflict. by means of going past army stability research, Cordesman examines the possible nature and result of a destiny struggle and the way the readiness, strength, strategies, and know-how on both sides might form its outcome.Israel and Syria: the army stability and customers of battle exhibits how a perilous new clash among either countries might cripple all strides in strategic profits and Israeli-Syrian international relations. however, peace negotiations would supply a more secure, extra efficient courting. Israel and Syria have to think of the genuine nature in their army stability and the undermining impact to either countries in addition to the prices and dangers of any destiny clash. even if Syria does preserve vital thoughts by way of uneven and proxy conflicts, it should fail in its try to recapture the Golan. whereas Israel could very likely win a destiny battle, it can't make earnings from buying extra Syrian territory and a brand new warfare might create significant issues of its associates and in facing the Palestinians.The chance of a brand new Israeli-Syrian clash is so severe that each side have to comprehend the genuine nature in their army stability, and the prices and hazards of any destiny clash. Israel and Syria: the army stability and clients of battle indicates how harmful a brand new clash will be, that neither aspect could make lasting strategic earnings from a destiny clash, and that peace negotiations provide a miles more secure and extra efficient alternative. It offers an in depth and present photograph of the army features of Israel and Syria, reflecting the adjustments and classes of the Israel-Hezbollah warfare in 2006 and different fresh conflicts. Israel and Syria: the army stability and clients of warfare presents broad research, supported through tables and charts, at the traits in army spending, hands imports and know-how transfers, army manpower, guns, and orders of conflict. by means of going past army stability research, Cordesman examines the possible nature and result of a destiny battle and the way the readiness, power, strategies, and expertise on both sides may form its end result.

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Some Syrian tanks shown in parentheses are used as fire points in fixed positions. Batteries refer to the total number of batteries. Heavy launchers include MIM-23 HAWK, MIM-104 Patriot, PAC2, Arrow II, SA-2/3/5/6, S-300, and S-400 systems. Short-range missiles/manpads include M-54 ChFIM-92 Stinger, FIM-43 Redeye, and SA-7/8/9 systems. For Jordan, 1 squadron of 15 Mirage F-1EJ and 3 squadrons of 54 F-5E/F are classified as FGA/Recce assets. Lebanese Hawker Hunter MK9, MK6, and T66 are grounded but could be refurbished.

It also gives critical importance to leadership, noncommissioned officer (NCO) quality, and conscript training. As has been noted earlier, the large numbers of reserves in the Arab countries are largely meaningless. The same is true of the large numbers of paramilitary forces. 2 Arab-Israeli Land Force Manpower in 2008 The vast majority lack the training, experience, leadership, equipment quality, and sustainability to give them real warfighting capability, and most lack more than minimal capability even in their main mission.

Israel and Syria both have large numbers of man-portable and vehicle-mounted light surface-to-air missiles with a variety of infrared (IR) and radar-guided missiles. Recent estimates do not permit accurate counts of the weapons on both sides. Israel emphasizes the use of combat aircraft as its primary form of air defense in depth, backed by man-portable surface-to-air missile defense systems (MANPADs). The IDF has at least 1,250 MANPAD fire units, but these include large numbers of aging FIM-43 Redeyes, many of which are of limited value or are in storage.

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