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INTERSCHOOL SUBCOURSE IS3008

SOUTHWEST ASIA I
IRAN, IRAQ, KUWAIT, AND SAUDI ARABIA

EDITION C

10 CREDIT HOURS

March 1999

Prepared by

U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-6000

 

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse was designed to teach you the history, weather, terrain, lines of communications (LOCs), and the military capabilities of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the start of Operation Desert Storm. To supplement the data presented in this subcourse, we recommend the use of other sources (classified or unclassified) of information.

Unless otherwise stated, the masculine gender of singular pronouns is used to refer to both men and women.

Terminal Learning Objective:

Action: You will describe the history, weather, terrain, and LOCs; and identify the military capabilities of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.
Condition:

You will have access to extracts from CIA World Factbook 1997, DA Pam 550-31, DA Pam 550-51, DA Pam 550-68, DA Pam 550-185, FM 34-72 (Coordinating Draft), FM 44-30, USAITAC Order of Battle Handbook AIA-DS-1-090, USAITAC Order of Battle Handbook AIA-DS-2-90, 11th SFG Field Order of Battle Handbook, NTC Handbook 100-91, USAIC&FH SupR TCSUCC, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) on The Military Balance 1990-1991 and Microsoft Encarta Encylopedia 98, Jane’s Sentinel Security Assessment, The Gulf States 2nd update Apr 98, Milnet 1998 Website at http:/www.milnet.com/milnet/index.html.

Standards:

To demonstrate competency of this task, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on this subcourse examination.

NOTE:

ACCP Subcourse IS3009 encompasses the history, weather, terrain, LOCs, and the military capabilities of Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Republics (UAE), and Yemen. Military equipment, previously contained in Subcourse IS3008 (Edition A), was transferred to Subcourses IS3010 and IS3011, which contain such equipment of Northeast African and South and Southwest Asian countries.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Special thanks go to the International Institute for Strategic Studies for permitting us to use selected information from IISS The Military Balance 1990-1991.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
 
Lesson 1: Iran
  Part A: History, Weather, Terrain, and LOCs of Iran
  Part B: Military Capabilities of Iran
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 2: Iraq
  Part A: History, Weather, Terrain, and LOCs of Iraq
  Part B: Military Capabilities of Iraq
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 3: Kuwait
  Part A: History, Weather, Terrain, and LOCs of Kuwait
  Part B: Military Capabilities of Kuwait
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 4: Saudi Arabia
  Part A: History, Weather, Terrain, and LOCs of Saudi Arabia
  Part B: Military Capabilities of Saudi Arabia
  Practice Exercise
IS3008 Edition C Examination
Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix B Military Rank Insignia
Appendix C Military Aircraft Markings

 


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