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SOUTHWEST ASIA II -

BAHRAIN, ISRAEL, JORDAN, LEBANON, OMAN, QATAR, SYRIA,
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AND YEMEN

SUBCOURSE NUMBER IS3009

EDITION B

U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE CENTER
FORT HUACHUCA, AZ 85613-6000

10 CREDIT HOURS

EDITION DATE: February 1999

 

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse is the second subcourse in a series covering Northeast Africa and South and Southwest Asia. We designed this subcourse to teach you basic background information of selected countries of Southwest Asia. Contained within this subcourse are instructions on how to recognize the general characteristics and historical perspectives of Southwest Asia and the strategic significance of the region. Furthermore, there are instructions on military capabilities, history, weather, terrain, and lines of communications (LOCs) of Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen.

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:

Identify procedures for recognizing the general characteristics and historical perspectives of Southwest Asia and the strategic significance of the region. Furthermore, you will identify the military capabilities, history, weather, terrain, and LOCs of Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria, UAE, and Yemen.

CONDITION:

You will have access to extracts from CIA The World Factbook, DA Pam 550-24, DA Pam 550-25, DA Pam 550-34, DA Pam 550-47, DA Pam 550-183, DA Pam 550-185, FM 34-72 (Coordinating Draft), FM 90-3, and FM 90-6.

STANDARD:

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

Special thanks go to The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for permitting us to use selected information of military organizations from IISS The Military Balance, 1990-1991.

NOTE: Refer to Subcourse IS3008, Southwest Asia I, for similar information on Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Military equipment of the above listed countries is presently contained in Subcourse IS3008. However, we will transfer and update the equipment portion for Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia to Subcourses IS3010 and IS3011. Additionally, we will include military equipment of most Northeastern and South and Southwestern Asian countries in IS3010 and IS3011 in the future.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
Lesson 1: Southwest Asia - Overview
  Part A: General Characteristics
  Part B: Historical Perspective
  Part C: Strategic Significance
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 2: Southwest Asia- Military Capabilities, History,Weather, Terrain, and Lines of Communication Data
  Part A: Bahrain
  Part B: Israel
  Part C: Jordan
  Part D: Lebanon
  Part E: Oman
  Part F: Qatar
  Part G: Syria
  Part H: United Arab Emirates
  Part I: Yemen
  Practice Exercise
IS3009 Edition B Examination
Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix B: Military Rank Insignia Recognition
Appendix C: Military Aircraft Markings