British Report Sees Arab WMD Alliance

(Middle East Newsline) The British Defense Ministry's Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre has issued a "Strategic Trends" report that foresees the formation of a pan-Arab military alliance armed with weapons of mass destruction. The report envisions what it terms a coherent, assertive pan-Arab or pan-Islamic alliance over the next three decades, bolstered by missile and weapons of mass destruction programs from such countries as Iran, Libya, and Syria. "The range of intractable tensions, the key strategic importance of the region, and the likely proliferation of weapons of mass destruction will ensure that it remains near the top of the West's security agenda," the report said.

2003-06-26 00:00:00

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