Middle East conflicts are among the most complex problems in the world. Peace and harmony continue to elude this region, which has many powerful nations.
Here are the top 10 most powerful militaries in the Middle East with their Power Index scores.
Kuwait has the backing of the mighty US. The nation has 368 tanks, 101 aircraft, 29 transport aircraft, 42 helicopters and 26 coastal defense craft. Kuwait’s defense budget is $5.2 billion. The population of Kuwait is 2,695,316.
Oman’s defense budget is $6.71 billion. Despite a relatively large military spending, the nation has been slow in modernizing its forces. Oman has 72,000 active frontline personnel, 215 tanks, 101 aircraft and 42 helicopters.