Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Moving Towards Unity: Expanding the Role of the GCC in Gulf Security
Anthony H. Cordesman 
 [ed notes:backround on csis and cordesman... CSIS,Cordesman (THE NATO PUPPET) AND SYRIA ...''GIVE COVERT OPERATORS NEW RANGE OF TOOLS IN SYRIA''
A Technological Fix for Safely Arming Syria's Rebels By Anthony Cordesman
-------------------------------------------------Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy
December 20, 2012 The Burke Chair at CSIS has prepared analysis on the steps the GCC could and should take in the face of the growing threat from Iran, the continuing challenge of Al Qaida and other forms of terrorism, and the possibility that some regional state like Yemen could become a new source of threats.
The US cannot hope to achieve a successful resolution to Iran’s nuclear weapons programs, or establish security in the Gulf, without the support of its military partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE all provide important contributions to the effort to deter and defend against Iran, and any threat to the export of some 20% of the world’s oil supplies. They provide forces, basing rights, and political support that is a critical part of efforts to persuade Iran that it must negotiate, and their support will be equally critical in US efforts to contain Iran or carry out preventive strikes.USCENTCOM already plays a critical role in integrating the forces of each state into a more effective military deterrent and warfighting capacity. So do more than $64 billion in new arms agreement the US has signed over the last half decade. Despite this assistance, there is no way that the individual Gulf states, or even the GCC as a whole, could bring to bear the capabilities the US can provide. These assets include the mix of US intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, battle management, and high technology capacities, as well as valuable lessons gained from recent warfighting experience the US can apply to training and exercises.At the same time, however, the effectiveness of both the Gulf Cooperation Council and the military forces of each member state is severely undermined by their lack of integration, interoperability, and willingness to work together. The US cannot and should not deal with internal security issues and lower level threats. It should not have to be the prime integrator for all GCC military activities, and the GCC should be evolving towards steadily less dependence on outside military aid over time.Key Gulf leaders recognize that the heritage of national rivalries and tensions has undermined cooperation and the GCC’s regional interests. They see the need to strengthen the GCC, give it more unity, and make it a more effective alliance. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has taken the lead in pushing for such improvements and a broader form of unity within the GCC. The GCC is addressing these issues at its December 2012 Ministerial meeting. Hopefully it will go beyond words and gestures, and take real measures towards protecting its interests and regional cooperation that have been necessary since its founding.
[ed note;the above is a synopsis only ,click pdf link above for whole piece..what is interesting and should be highligthed here,is that anthony a cordesman is a zionist and NATO puppet...endorsing the increased militarization of region,in defense of indefensible support for brutal illegitimate monarchies in gulf,under pretense of security...toby c jones has an excellent piece debunking the myth of gcc and western engineered propaganda of perceived threats around the gulf wich are a smokescreen to continue to promote more instability in region,while justifying its arms sales as solution to contrary... Toby Jones: Embracing Crisis in the Gulf
excerpt.... Gulf security, notably the “energy security” supplied by the region’s oil and gas, is a perennial American obsession. In the early days after the discovery of oil, it was corporate profits that placed the Gulf at the center of US strategic thinking, but commercial and political concerns had converged by the middle of the twentieth century. [2] The US military commitment to the regional order was stepped up in the 1970s, with the closure of British bases in Bahrain and elsewhere. For most of that decade, weary of projecting power directly, the US attempted to arm surrogates -- the “twin pillars” of Saudi Arabia and the Shah’s Iran -- to do its bidding. That policy collapsed in 1979, with the revolution in Iran and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.Over time, it has become axiomatic in political and diplomatic discourse, and even in scholarship, that Gulf states are engaged in a “ceaseless quest for security.” This phrase, indeed, served as the subtitle of a 1985 study of Saudi Arabia by Nadav Safran, a Harvard scholar who resigned from his administrative job at the university following the revelation that the CIA had funded his research.Yet while US and Gulf monarchy interests have been served -- oil has flowed, the revenues are high and Washington’s allies remain in place -- it is a stretch to call the Gulf secure, let alone stable
backround on csis A brief history Program directors, chairs and resident senior advisers Corporate officers Board of Trustees and Counselors
... Counselors Zbigniew Brzezinski Henry A. Kissinger James R. Schlesinger Brent Scowcroft Trustees David M. Rubenstein -- Cofounder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group Frederick B. Whittemore -- Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley Richard Armitage -- President, Armitage International William S. Cohen -- Chairman & CEO, The Cohen Group Muhtar Kent -- President, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company  ...In November 2003, a CSIS released a report on Iraq authored by Dr. Anthony Cordesman. It was "based on briefings by Paul Bremer, the US de facto governor of Iraq; military commanders, unnamed intelligence officers and David Kay, the American who leads the hunt for Saddam's alleged weapons of mass destruction," reported The IndependentHistory.Originally CSIS sprung out from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and many of principals were also faculty members at the university. For some time CSIS had an office on the Georgetown campus. Several of the principals were "Cold Warriors" and made a little industry out of finding "communist influence" around the world. During the war against Nicaragua, For many years, CSIS was also seen as a think tank where right-wing "officials-in-waiting" could wait until their next appointment in government.
 [ed notes:More on the author from CSIS.. Cordesman served as national security assistant to Senator John McCain of the Senate Armed Services Committee and as civilian assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He is also a former director of intelligence assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Cordesman points out improvements in the capability of the Israeli Defense Forces since the fighting againstHezbollah in 2006. He believes the military used "decisive force" against legitimate military objectives, in spite of their very real humanitarian cost [ed note:unfortunatly for the zionist fraud cordesman,israhell ended up admitting the illegal invasion of lebanon was based on lies.. see.. Israel Admits War Causes Were Fabricated   Cordesman's analysis also claimed that Israel did not violate the laws of war Lebanon: UN Rights Council report condemns flagrant Israeli  ...more on cordesman... Cordesman also served in other government positions, including at the United States Department of State, Department of Energy, and director of International Staff at NATO. TURNS OUT HE WAS ALSO A PARTICIPANT IN THE ISRAELI PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CONFERENCE,AND ONTO THE INTERVIEW ... 

An Interview with Anthony CordesmanIsraeli Presidential - YouTube 19, 2012 - 5 min - Uploaded by PresidentialConf

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