Author: K SanthanamEditor(s): K SanthanamPublisher: IDSAYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 174ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186019472
This topical book of high international interest offers an incisive analysis from a developing world of the nature of the crisis, the pol-mil objectives of USA, military build-up, the role of oil as a key factor and the sense of helplessness felt by the UN and the international community.A group of 9 scholars and professionals in the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi - the IDSA Iraq Insight Team - has been tracking the crescendo of events in the current Iraq crisis from the political, economic and military perspectives. The team has attempted to analyse the ebb and flow of events since early 2002 to generate a multi-disciplinary view of the crisis. Its members bring together professional expertise, experience and knowledge of about 200 person-years in fields ranging from the armed forces to economics, politics, international relations and technology.Out of these complex set of inter-linked elements, it attempts to place the single-minded agenda of US neo-conservative, right wing groups for full spectrum political dominance-in addition to full military dominance which exists –as the primary driver behind the Administration’s new unilateralism and the present war on Iraq.
ForewordOn US Political-Military Objectives in Iraq and its Grand Strategy for the 21st CenturyThe Iraq War and UN’s Struggle for RelevanceApolitical Overview of the Iraq CrisisThe Oil FactorA Profile of Saddam Hussein and his PoliticsMilitary-Meteorological AspectsGround ForcesNaval RolesAn Unequal Air WarMilitary Utilisation of Space by USAPostscriptAbout the AuthorsList of AbbreviationsIndex