Iraq: May 11, 2000


Ten years after Iraq invaded Kuwait, their armed forces are about half the size they were then. It would take some $20 billion rebuild to 1990 levels. Still, Iraq  has the second largest armed forces in  the Middle East, and still has the largest tank force.(2,700 tanks, down from 5,500 in 1990) Iraq still has 3,800 other armored vehicles (versus 9,000 in 1990);  2,100 artillery weapons (down from 3,700) and 353 combat aircraft (down from 689 in 1990). 


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