The World: The Opposing Weapons

After the outbreak of the October war, the U.S. and the Soviet Union launched massive armadas to resupply their allies in the Middle East. The military shipments continue. Today both sides have not only replaced their losses but added to their prewar inventories. By some estimates, Israel and Syria, the two likeliest protagonists in any new shooting war, are at least one-third again as strong as they were when fighting erupted last year. If fighting should break out in the near future, the score sheet would be as follows:

SYRIA lost 103 of its...

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