1 united States Marine Corps School of Advance Warfighting Marine Corps University 2076 South Street Marine Corps Combat Development Command Quantico, Virginia 22134-5068. FUTURE WARFARE PAPER . The UAE national Security strategy in The 21st CENTURY. SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT. OF THE REQUIRMENTS FOR THE CURRICULUM OF THE. SCHOOL OF ADVANCED WARFIGHTING. Major Musallam M. Al Rashedi AY 2004-05. Mentor:_____. Approved:_____. Date:_____. Form Approved Report Documentation Page OMB No. 0704-0188. Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.
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4 SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES. 14. ABSTRACT. 15. SUBJECT TERMS. 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF 18. NUMBER 19a. NAME OF. ABSTRACT OF PAGES RESPONSIBLE PERSON. a. REPORT b. ABSTRACT c. THIS PAGE Same as 34. unclassified unclassified unclassified Report (SAR). Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98). Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Title: The UAE national Security strategy in The 21st Century. Author: Major Musallam M. Al Rashedi (SOC-UAE). Thesis: The thesis of this PAPER is that in order to provide for the FUTURE national security of its citizens, the united Arab Emirates (UAE) must develop a new grand strategy based on the dual concepts of military jointness and broad intra-governmental and inter-state cooperation among all national , regional and international components involved in national and regional Gulf security.
5 Developing a new strategy incorporating these concepts is necessary both horizontally within and among the UAE's civilian and military services, and vertically through interoperability and cooperation regionally and internationally. Discussion: The UAE, as well as all of the other Arab Gulf States, has historically lacked the human resources to repel a determined conventional military attack from a larger, neighboring enemy. Traditionally, the first UK and then the USA have undertaken the role of protecting the Arab Gulf states from external attack. However, in recent years, the political costs of foreign security assistance to both the Gulf States and international allies has increased dramatically.
6 It is time now for a new approach where we leverage national and regional and international capabilities to deal with the two predominant security threats in the Gulf, a conventional WARFARE (CW) threat and an asymmetrical WARFARE (AW) threat. At the national level, UAE conventional armed services are small, but are reasonably well trained and armed. The UAE has a small special operations command to combat asymmetric threat but is still need to be integrated with other national assets to make it more effective. At the regional level, the GCC created a regional Defense force, Peninsula Shield, in 1984. A small standing force in Saudi Arabia, but it has no operational capability and needs to be strengthened to make it viable.
7 There is no regional counter-CW capability. However, each member state has some kind of SOF with counter-CW capabilities. At the international level, enhancing Allies efficient joint cooperation, particularly the US, to support the national and regional collective security capabilities through maintaining daily relationship, educations, Technical support, joint planning and military exercises, advising on interoperability and standardization, and other related issues.. Recommendation: I propose a national security strategy for the UAE to meet the rapidly changing threats, both conventional and asymmetrical, which will face the country in the 21st century.
8 It consists of a major restructuring of both the political crisis decision- making process, and major changes in the missions and responsibilities of an expanded group of government agencies engaged in maintaining national security. The new strategic vision is based on the dual concepts of military jointness and broad inter-agency cooperation. I recommend creating the following: First: an Emirates national Security Council; Second, an inter-agency special operation center; and Third, a Joint Staff for the Armed Forces. Fourth, I recommend the UAE seek to persuade GCC states to pursue a similar regional strategic approach. iii TABLE OF CONTENTS.
9 Disclaimer ii Executive Summary iii Table of Contents iv Thesis Statement 1. Military Jointness 1. Broader Cooperation 2. Threat Assessment 2. Conventional WARFARE Threats 3. Asymmetrical WARFARE Threat 3. Current national Security Capabilities 4. Current Regional Security Capabilities 7. Preparing For national Security In The 21st Century: A Strategic Vision Recommendations 12. Bibliography 16. iv THESIS STATEMENT. The thesis of this PAPER is that in order to provide for the FUTURE national security of its citizens, the united Arab Emirates (UAE) must develop a new grand strategy based on the dual concepts of military jointness and broad intra-governmental and inter-state cooperation among all national , regional and international components involved in national and regional Gulf security.
10 Developing a new strategy incorporating these concepts is necessary both horizontally within and among the UAE's civilian and military services that share responsibilities for national security, and vertically through interoperability and cooperation regionally and internationally. Military Jointness: The Desert Storm campaign in 1991 revolutionized war fighting in a desert environment, emphasizing joint operations and joint command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I). According to General John M. Shalikashvili, The nature of modern WARFARE demands that we fight as a joint force. This was important yesterday; it is essential today; and it will be even more imperative tomorrow.