A Military History of the Modern Middle East, 1st Edition

  • James Brian McNabb
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  • ISBN-10: 1440829640
  • ISBN-13: 9781440829642
  • DDC: 355.00956
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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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. The work probes cause and effect in major conflicts that include the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the World Wars, the Arab-Israeli wars, and the U.S. wars with Iraq, examining the manner in which military operations have been conducted by both internal and external actors.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Halftitle Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Greater Middle East.
1: Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign and the Decline of the Ottoman Empire.
2: The First World War and the Ottoman Succession.
3: The Second World War.
4: The Cold War and the Establishment of Israel.
5: Arab-Israeli Conventional Operations, 1967–1973.
6: British Military Withdrawal, the Iranian Revolution, and the Iran-Iraq War.
7: The Establishment of USCENTCOM, Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait, and Operation Desert Storm.
8: Containing Saddam, Jihad in Afghanistan, and Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. Homeland.
9: The Iraq War and the Rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.