Conflict and Commitment: the case of the Yemens
Barns, William Flemming
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This thesis examines the relationship between the USSR and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen from a systemic aspect; the intent, to gauge the potential for the South Yemenis to undertake specific tactical operations in a Soviet-surrogate manner. This work analyzes the Soviet- Yemeni military export relationship. In making this assessment, the internal political dynamics with the effects of a colonial legacy and a repressive imamate-turned-republic in South and North Yemen respectively have been explored; the results of these predicated the Soviet involvement. This effort includes an assessment of Sino-Soviet competition there. Additionally, the United States' counter-commitment and arms transfers to the YAR (with the deployment of a naval carrier task force to the Arabian Sea in light of the March 1979 PDRY-YAR border war specifically) are analyzed.
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