9781857433999

The Military Balance 2006

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  • ISBN13:

    9781857433999

  • ISBN10:

    1857433998

  • Edition: 106th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-24
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The Military Balance is an authoritative assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of nearly 170 countries world-wide. Detailed country-by-country entries list their military organisation, personnel, weapons and equipment holdings, and relevant economic and demographic data. Region-by-region analyses cover the major military and economic developments affecting security policy and the trade in weapons and other military equipment. A comprehensive tabular section portrays key data on weapons and defence economics. The Military Balance is an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious studies of security policy and military affairs. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Index of Tables and Maps 4(1)
Editor's Foreword 5(1)
Preface 6(1)
Explanatory Notes 7(6)
Part One Capabilities, Trends and Economics
North America
13(34)
Europe
47(100)
Russia
147(18)
Middle East and North Africa
165(52)
Essay: Evolution of Iran's defence industry and military thinking
Central and South Asia
217(30)
East Asia and Australasia
247(56)
Essay: Responding to the maritime challenge in Southeast Asia
Essay: Calculating China's defence expenditure
Caribbean and Latin America
303(44)
Sub-Saharan Africa
347(50)
International tables of comparison
397(14)
Essay: Complex irregular warfare: the privatisation of force
411(32)
Part Two Non-State Armed Groups
Non-State Activity Reference
417(1)
Selected Non-State Armed Groups
418(17)
Part Three Reference
Designations of Aircraft
435(8)
List of Abbreviations for Data Sections 443(3)
Index of Countries and Territories 446(1)
Index of Country Abbreviations 447

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